Lawrence: Playing For Cowboys Means More Attention, More Haters

As DeMarcus Lawrence explained, playing for the Cowboys presents unique challenges

The DA Show
November 02, 2018 - 12:57 pm

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The Dallas Cowboys (3-4) fave had an up and down season. They’ve alternated losses and wins and dropped two games by a field goal.

Yet, the Cowboys are very much alive in the NFC East. They trail Washington (5-2) by two games and Philadelphia (4-4) by a half game and have three games against those teams remaining.

“That door was never closed,” Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence said on The DA Show. “It’s still early in the season. Ain’t no need for us to stress. The main thing is just going out here and being us and playing great ball on defense and playing great ball on offense and being bale to capitalize on great situations to win games.”

That can be hard to do in Dallas, where the sky is falling after every loss.

“The main thing is to stop listening to all the social networks and all the media because of all the negative energy that is portrayed on us, it can really get to you,” Lawrence said. “But the main thing is keeping the main thing the main thing, and the main thing is playing the game. That’s all we need to do. Go out there, work on our reps, and take into conversation that we’re not great and we got to get better each and every day. That’s the main thing: going out there and being the best we can be.”

While Dallas hasn’t won – or reached – a Super Bowl in over 20 years, expectations remain high every season. That’s part of playing for the Cowboys. 

“Oh yeah, absolutely,” Lawrence said. “This is a huge organization and one of the best in sports. I believe with that comes a lot of attention. With that comes haters – all the unnecessary things to pill you down. But it’s really about understanding yourself, understanding your team and being true to yourself. That’s what we try to do here. Hopefully we’re going to keep working, and y’all will see on Monday we’re going to break .500.”

The Cowboys host the Titans (3-4) on Monday Night Football at 8:15 p.m. ET.