It has been a crazy seven days for former Boise State defensive end Demarcus Lawrence, who was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the second-round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Just a few days later, Lawrence watched the birth of his son, Damari, on his iPhone while visiting the Cowboys facilities.
Before Lawrence joined the Cowboys for rookie minicamp, he returned to Boise, Idaho to see his son in person for the first time, which opened his eyes and gave him a new level of motivation to go out and succeed.
“It motivates me a lot knowing I got a mouth to feed,” he said, via the Dallas Morning News. “It’s not just about me anymore. I got a little son now so really it all about him, how I raise him and how I put food on the table for him.
“It just opened my eyes and made me think, ‘Dang, I got a son and now I’ve got football.’ After I leave the house and I am on the football field, my whole focus is on football. After football, then my focus is on my son.”
It was great to see Lawrence make the quick trip home to see his son, but as he said, now it is time to get back to work.
Lawrence has the opportunity to immediately jump into the Cowboys starting lineup, so if he can put everything together during rookie minicamp, OTAs and training camp, he will be able to go out and make that impact that the Cowboys fans were hoping he would make when they selected him in Round 2.