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Report: 2 Dallas Cowboys to be Activated off of P.U.P. List

Per a from 's Todd Archer, the will soon activate and off of the Physically Unable to Perform (P.U.P.) List.

“The Cowboys are planning to activate defensive linemen DeMarcus Lawrence and Tyrone Crawford from the physically unable to perform list on Tuesday, according to a source. They will work through individual drills in their first steps on the field before going through full practices. Lawrence had shoulder surgery not long after a five-year, $101 million contract in April. Crawford has been working his way through a hip issue that kept him out of the program. (hip) and receiver (knee) remain on PUP.”

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This report comes after DeMarcus Lawrence had offseason shoulder surgery in April and signed his five-year deal making him the highest-paid player in the of the Dallas Cowboys, at least for now. It looks as if Lawrence will be ready for a week one return.

It's long been believed that Lawrence would be available for week one of the regular season and hasn't suffered any setbacks to this point that should lead you to believe otherwise. With suspended for the first two games of the regular season and 's status still up in the air (he still hasn't applied for ), getting Lawrence and Crawford back for the first two weeks of the season becomes instrumental.

The Dallas Cowboys has looked really good through the first two games of the , but as good as they've been, they'll need Lawrence and Crawford once the regular season starts. Lawrence will slot back in as the left and Tyrone Crawford will split snaps at right defensive end with and 3-technique with , , and .

While the additions of DeMarcus Lawrence and Tyrone Crawford will help the tremendously, there still isn't a timeline on the return of Byron Jones. Jones has been out since having hip surgery this offseason.

With as good as the has looked this offseason, there's reason to believe that they can be even better once each of these guys are back in the lineup full-time. For a defense that was one of the 10 best defenses in the NFL in 2019, they'll need Lawrence, Crawford, and Jones to make the jump into the elite stratosphere of NFL defenses.

With the Dallas Cowboys' eyes set on capturing that sixth Lombardi Trophy, getting Lawrence and Crawford back in time to be ready for the regular season is vital to starting the off right.

John Williams
John Williams
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