The Dallas Cowboys (7-4) have been injury-riddled through 11 games but will get some reinforcements tonight.

One of those players is DE Demarcus Lawrence, as he was sidelined for ten games with a broken foot.

Thursday’s matchup against the Saints will be his return to a Cowboys defense that could use another force opposite of Micah Parsons.

As we gear up for a matchup between the two NFC foes, here is how D Law can elevate the defense for the next six games.

His Leadership

Leadership has not been as effective as the Cowboys have gone 1-3 during December.

With Lawrence back in the lineup, he brings leadership skills and an alpha male presence that a hungry, desperate team needs.

Micah Parsons has been nothing short of amazing but has been the only consistent player on defense.

D Law can now return to his usual position and play on all three downs to wreak havoc.

This will allow Parsons to continue playing in different spots but he will not be the only enforcer.

We will not know how many snaps he will pay or his conditioning but if he can provide a spark that will be great for the team overall.

Run and passing rushing ability

While Lawrence was not in the action, Randy Gregory has also been out the past three games.

He will not be available until next Sunday when they take on the Washington Football Team.

D Law being back will boost the run game which has not been able to stop anyone in recent weeks.

His awareness is so fun to watch and his nonstop motor will bring a spark to other players alongside him.

Micah will feed off of his play and the defensive tackles will can focus more on their job.

The linebacker core’s job will be a lot easier as it will be up lanes for them to make key tackles.

Lastly, the secondary can hold up longer and not give up as many big plays on the back end.

With a player such as Lawrence, he will draw attention from opposing offenses for others to make plays.

His playmaking ability will help the team get back to their winning ways to secure a playoff spot.

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