The Dallas Cowboys defensive line was one of their weakest units during the 2013 season, not necessarily because of talent issues at the beginning of the season but because of injuries at the positions. They made a bold move to let outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware, who converted to defensive end last season, go, and he has since signed with the Denver Broncos.
In the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft the Cowboys drafted Boise State defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence and he will be expected to come in and replace Ware along the line. Replicating Ware’s production would be difficult to do for any player because of Ware’s exceptional talent and statistics, but Lawrence said he doesn’t feel any pressure to be Ware.
“I don’t feel like no pressure is on,” Lawrence said, via the Dallas Morning News. “They want me to come in and be the best player I can be and that’s just the pressure on me that I put on myself. I come in with high expectations and come to get the job done. DeMarcus Ware set the standards very high and it’s great, but I have a job to do now.”
Hopefully that isn’t just a player saying the right things to the media and how he truly feels. The fact remains he is trying to fill some big shoes.
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