Dallas Cowboys veteran defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence is ready for the 2022 season. He got himself in great shape, fixed his diet, and wants to lead the Cowboys’ roster in sacks this year, despite Micah Parsons being on the same team. The 30-year-old has no plans of slowing down.
Aside from his big goals for the season as a whole, the defender is ready for a rematch against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Minutes after the Cowboys’ 2022 schedule was released back in May, Lawrence sent a tweet saying “revenge,” likely in response to the fact that Dallas would get another chance to face the Bucs in a Week 1 showdown — and this time under the bright lights of Sunday Night Football.
Tank feels confident in his team’s chance to finally hand Tom Brady a loss — a QB who has gone 6-0 with a 95.9 passer rating against Dallas in his career.
So, when DLaw was told by reporters that the Cowboys opened as 1.5-point underdogs (which has now gone to 2.5 as of Tuesday evening) against the Bucs, he seemed pretty surprised, and his response was great.
DeMarcus Lawrence is unfazed by the Cowboys being underdogs against the Bucs in Week 1
"“Is that right? Ok. Let the dogs eat. I mean, that really doesn’t matter to me. Underdog, upper-dog, it still doesn’t matter.”"
We will now be starting a petition to get “upper-dog” put in Webster’s Dictionary on Lawrence’s behalf. I think the term he was looking for was “favorite,” but upper-dog is a lot more fun.
It’s good to know that Lawrence doesn’t care about the odds and has a lot of faith in himself and his teammates. Last year’s game was a very even battle, with the Cowboys narrowly losing 31-29. The Dallas defense did allow a whopping 431 yards, but that was Week 1. We all know how this defense finished the 2021 season.
With continuity and experience helping this defensive squad entering 2022 and some key offensive players missing for Tampa Bay, the Cowboys do have a solid chance in this rematch at AT&T Stadium. Hopefully, the ‘Boys will be the upper-dogs in this one when all is said and done.