News: Malik Hooker set to debut, Cowboys confident in both lines of scrimmage

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DeMarcus Lawrence broke a bone in his foot at practice on Wednesday, and it took him less than 24 hours to have successful surgery to repair the issue. On a more positive note, safety Malik Hooker is set to make his debut with the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, something fans of the team have been anticipating since he signed in July.

The Cowboys have issues due to injuries, COVID protocols and suspensions on both lines of scrimmage. However, one wouldn’t be able to tell talking to the coaches and players as they have expressed confidence in both units heading into Week 2. It would be easy for the Cowboys to think to start the 2021 season is a remake of 2020, but quarterback Dak Prescott isn’t of that mindset. Instead, he’s learned from his personal experience over the last year and feels his teammates have also. What the Cowboys need to show in Week 2, defensive line options for the Cowboys with Lawrence’s injury, and more are on the menu in the latest edition of news and notes.