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Cowboys’ Amari Cooper, DeMarcus Lawrence entering camp with injury questions

Cowboys, Amari Cooper, DeMarcus Lawrence

The Dallas Cowboys are placing star wide receiver Amari Cooper and defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence on the physically unable to perform list to start training camp due to their respective injuries, according to ESPN’s Todd Archer. Cooper and Lawrence are among six players going on the PUP list.

While this is unfortunate, Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy doesn’t seem to be too concerned. McCarthy addressed Lawrence’s situation and said he underwent offseason back surgery and is just being eased back in:

The Cowboys defensive end was on the field as training camp started Thursday, but he’s just not practicing due to his new designation:

In Cooper’s case, it was known that he was in danger of missing the start of camp after he underwent ankle surgery in the offseason. The wide receiver’s recovery has been slow and it’s unclear when he’ll be available, but it doesn’t seem like he should miss too much time.

On a positive note, Cowboys star quarterback Dak Prescott should be fully good to go after the devastating injury he suffered last season. Dallas needs Prescott to be back to full strength in order to hit its ceiling in 2021.

The Cowboys are playing in the Hall of Fame Game against the Steelers on Aug. 5. Dallas is trying to bounce back from a disappointing 6-10 season, with Prescott’s injury and a horrid defense totally ruining the team’s chances in a down NFC East.