Position: Defensive End, #90 Weight/Height: 265 lbs, 6'3" Birthday: 4/28/92 Alma Mater: Boise State Hometown: Aiken, SC
With an immediate need for an impact player at right defensive end, the Dallas Cowboys packaged their original second (47th overall) and third round (78th overall) draft choices and moved up in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft in a trade with Washington to select DeMarcus Lawrence with the 34th overall pick. He was given the opportunity to compete for a starting spot during his first training camp, but a broken foot suffered in practice landed him on the Reserve/Injured-Returnable list, forcing him to miss the first eight games of the season. He played in seven regular season games, missing one with an injured chest, and both playoff games, tallying 11 tackles, one for a loss and six pressures. He had two sacks, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble in the postseason. In 2015 Lawrence earned the starting nod at end, and finished with 13 starts in 16 games played, leading the team with 8.0 sacks.
During his collegiate years, Lawrence was first-team All-Mountain West and was named Boise State's Most Valuable Defensive Player, ranking third on the team with 72 tackles and forced three fumbles after starting each of his 12 games played as a junior. As a sophomore, started each of his 11 games played during his debut season with the Broncos and was named the team's Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman after transferring from Butler Community College.