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2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 14 0.0 0 0 0

Top Damone Clark News

  • Cowboys' Damone Clark: Appears set as starter

    Clark looks to be locked into one of the top two linebacker spots on the Cowboys defense alongside Leighton Vander Esch, Patrik Walker of the team's website reports.

    A fifth-round pick out of LSU last year, Clark would have gone much higher were it not for a back issue that required spinal fusion surgery that jeopardized his rookie season. Instead, he made an impressive recovery and wound up playing 10 games in 2022, and he set a Next Gen Stats record for a linebacker by reaching a top sprint speed of 22.19 mph in his NFL debut while chasing down the Bears' Justin Fields. Dallas has plenty of linebacking talent however, with 2021 fourth-round pick Jabril Cox and 2023 third-round pick DeMarvion Overshown also fighting for snaps -- not to mention Micah Parsons, who could see less action at defensive end this season. Even in a starting role, Clark may not see the snap volume to make a big IDP impact despite his elite speed.

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  • Cowboys' Damone Clark: Flashes potential in second half

    Clark recorded 47 tackles (29 solo) and two forced fumbles over 10 regular-season games in 2022.

    A fifth-round pick in 2022, the LSU star saw his draft stock drop precipitously after an MRI at the combine turned up a herniated disc that required spinal fusion surgery. There was talk Clark might essentially redshirt his first pro campaign, but he made a quick recovery and was able to suit up for the Cowboys by Week 8. The 22-year-old still showed elite speed after his return, and with Leighton Vander Esch and Anthony Barr both free agents this offseason, Clark could move into a starting role in the Dallas defense next season.

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  • Cowboys' Damone Clark: Leading tackler Sunday

    Clark recorded nine tackles (five solo) in Sunday's overtime loss to the Jaguars.

    The 2022 fifth-round pick saw a season-high 52 defensive snaps after Leighton Vander Esch (shoulder) left in the first quarter and didn't return, and Clark took advantage of the opportunity to lead the Cowboys in tackles. Vander Esch's injury doesn't seem to be as serious as initially feared, but if he's sidelined for a Week 16 contest against the Eagles, Clark would likely move into the starting lineup, and his speed could be an asset as Dallas tries to contain Jalen Hurts.

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  • Cowboys' Damone Clark: Sets NGS record in NFL debut

    Clark saw his first action of the season in Sunday's win over the Bears, picking up six tackles and logging a top speed of 22.19 mph while chasing down Justin Fields -- setting a new Next Gen Stats record for a linebacker in the process, the Cowboys' official website reports.

    The LSU star fell to the fifth round of the 2022 draft due to a back injury that required spinal fusion surgery, and it was feared he might miss his entire rookie season. Instead of redshirting, however, Clark was ready to go for Week 8, and while he was initially set to see special-teams duties in his first taste of NFL action, an injury to Anthony Barr (hamstring) opened the door for him to get reps on defense as well. The previous NGS record for top speed recorded by a linebacker was held by Micah Parsons, so the Cowboys may now have the fastest LB group in the entire league. Dallas will be on bye in Week 9, giving Clark more time to learn the nuances of coordinator Dan Quinn's scheme, but after his impressive NFL debut he could see a significant role in the second half.

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  • Cowboys' Damone Clark: Activated to return

    Clark (back) was activated from the reserve/non-football injury list Wednesday.

    Clark underwent a spinal fusion surgery in March and has yet to take the field in any capacity. The rookie is now eligible to make his official NFL debut with Dallas.

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  • Cowboys' Damone Clark: Designated to return

    Clark (back) was designated to return from the reserve/non-football injury list Wednesday, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

    The designation opens a 21-day window for the rookie to be activated and added to the active roster, something that head coach Mike McCarthy said "everybody is excited about." Clark underwent a spinal fusion surgery in March and has yet to practice with the team this year after being drafted in the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Considering he was originally expected to miss his entire rookie season and likely would have been a Day 2 pick were it not for his back issues, the fact that he could make his debut within the next month or so is exceedingly good news for the linebacker.

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  • Cowboys' Damone Clark: Shifted to reserve list

    The Cowboys placed Clark (back) on the reserve/non-football injury list Tuesday, Rob Phillips of the team's official site reports.

    Clark underwent spinal fusion surgery in March and was placed on Dallas' active/NFI list at the opening of training camp as a result. Now, the rookie middle linebacker will become eligible to return after Dallas' fourth regular-season game, though it's unlikely that he will be ready to suit up until the 2023 campaign.

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  • Cowboys' Damone Clark: Starts camp on NFI list

    Clark (back) was placed on the active/non-football injury list Wednesday, Todd Archer of reports.

    Clark underwent spinal fusion surgery in March, after an MRI at the NFL combine found a herniated disk. He is not expected to play in 2022.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 240 lbs
Birthplace: New Orleans, LA
Age: 23
School: LSU
Experience: 2