Cowboys activate DE DeMarcus Lawrence (foot) from IR

The Dallas Cowboys activated veteran defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence from injured reserve prior to Thursday night’s game against the New Orleans Saints.

Lawrence fractured a foot in practice prior to Week 2 and underwent surgery. He returned to practice last week.

Lawrence had five tackles and forced a fumble in the season-opening loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Lawrence, 29, has 45.5 career sacks, 305 tackles and 93 quarterback hits to go with 16 forced fumbles in 97 games (79 starts) in eight seasons with the Cowboys.

The two-time Pro Bowl selection was a second-round draft pick out of Boise State in 2014.