The team activated rookie defensive end Demarcus Lawrence on Saturday from the injured reserve-designated to return list.
The No. 34 overall pick broke his right foot in July. The Cowboys moved up 13 spots in the draft to nab Lawrence, expecting him to inject life into the pass rush. That plan was put on hold until this week.
The Cowboys must generate more of a pass rush as they make their playoff push and fight to retain their lead in the NFC East.