Dallas Cowboys activate rookie Demarcus Lawrence

The Dallas Cowboys are set to receive some pass rushing aid.

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.

Lawrence could eventually become the Cowboys' best pass rusher this season. In the meantime he'll likely be eased in as a rushing specialist behind starters Jeremy Mincey and Tyrone Crawford -- George Selvie and Anthony Spencer are also in the mix.

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.

Dallas waived defensive end Lavar Edwards to make room for Lawrence on the roster.

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