DeMarcus Lawrence had an eventful offseason with the Cowboys, as the defensive end received a lucrative extension and underwent much-needed shoulder surgery.
Back in April, the Cowboys agreed to a five-year deal worth $105 million with Lawrence. His production over the past two years is the reason why he got that type of contract.
Despite registering 10.5 sacks last season, Lawrence dealt with a torn labrum in his shoulder. The Boise State product opted to get surgery during the offseason.
It took several months for Lawrence to recover from the procedure, but he's close to making a full recovery. In fact, he's finally returning to practice for the Cowboys.
NFL Network insider Mike Garafolo is reporting that Dallas has taken Lawrence off the PUP list.
He'll participate in individual drills at practice, and the hope is that he'll be ready in time for Week 1 against the Giants.
Lawrence is without a doubt the best defensive lineman for the Cowboys. He's shown over the course of his career that he can be a nightmare to defend for opposing offenses.
Although most of the headlines in Dallas revolve around offensive stars like Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, the defense has become the more dominant unit.
With Lawrence nearing a return to full strength, the Cowboys could see another big year from their defense.