The dark clouds just darkened a bit around the Dallas Cowboys. Earlier it was reported that DeMarcus Lawrence suffered a foot injury during training and was taken out of that training. Now reports are circulating that Lawrence broke his foot.

These reports correspond to some of the things we heard immediately after the injury. For example:

When things are handled this way immediately after an injury, it’s usually because there is genuine concern that a serious injury has occurred. To make matters worse for the Cowboys, they will likely be without Randy Gregory this week due to COVID. The Cowboys may be able to start Tarell Basham and Dorance Armstrong on defense this week.

In the long run, the Cowboys have bigger problems as Lawrence is their best defensive player and a centerpiece in their passing rush. The early optimism according to the Bucs game is now tested.