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Demarcus Lawrence arrival delayed

5/15/2014

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys will have to wait a day to see Demarcus Lawrence on the practice field.

The second-round pick is expected to miss the first day of the rookie minicamp due to the birth of his son, according to sources. Lawrence is expected to be on hand for Saturday’s final day.

The Cowboys gave up their second- and third-round picks in a trade with the Washington Redskins to move up to No. 34 overall to take Lawrence, who had 20 sacks in two seasons at Boise State. The Cowboys had him rated as the third-best right defensive end in the draft behind Jadeveon Clowney and Anthony Barr.

The Cowboys’ rookies will practice twice a day on Friday and Saturday at 10:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.