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May 10, 2013

Kendial Lawrence says Cowboys' offense gives him best chance to show his versatility

Kendial Lawrence said he’s happy to be in Cowboys camp, not only because he’s a north Texan who pulled for the Cowboys growing up, but because it’s the best offense for him.

“I liked this situation with the running backs they’re in, and I like the Cowboys’ offense,” he said. “And just being in my hometown, it felt really good to be here.”

Lawrence, a high school standout at Rockwall-Heath who played in college at Missouri, went undrafted but signed with the Cowboys. He said he got a few calls from other teams, but believed the Cowboys’ offense gave him the best chance to make plays.

“It’s downhill plays, being able to get out of the backfield, get in the swing, get in the flats, catch the ball,” he said. “Just being able to show y our versatility with the ball. I think that’s really good with this offense.”

He said it does not relate to the offense at Missouri, which used running plays out of a spread formation.

“We pretty much had a lot of zone plays, but here, it’s more of the downhill plays – just getting the ball and straight going, not having to make all the different reads. I really like that a lot more.”

Lawrence said he’s confident in his pass-blocking, too. If he could block SEC pass rushers, after all, why shouldn’t he feel confident?

“That’s what I feel like,” he said. “Can’t wait till the opportunity comes.”

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez

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