Demarcus Lawrence misses Day 1 of Dallas Cowboys rookie minicamp for son's birth
The Dallas Cowboys rookie minicamp is underway and the first-year players will be looking to make an immediate impact on the organization as they fight for a spot on the roster and look to move their way up the team's depth chart.
While most of the Cowboys rookies are working out, the team's second-round pick, defensive end Demarcus Lawrence of Boise State, was not be in attendance for the opening of the three-day workouts.
There is a good reason for Lawrence to be missing camp, however, as he stayed home for the birth of his son.
Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas passed along the report.
Dallas traded up in the second-round of the 2014 NFL Draft to select Lawrence with the No. 34 overall pick.
During his two seasons at Boise State, Lawrence racked up 20 sacks.
The Cowboys defensive line will have three new defensive linemen in 2014 after losing a number of key players during free agency, but they have been rebuilding through free agency and with the addition of Lawrence in the draft. Lawrence will likely either back up Anthony Spencer at right end or compete with George Selvie on the left side, where he would be replacing DeMarcus Ware, who signed with the Denver Broncos.