Comment Of the Dallas Cowboys rookies who joined the team following the NFL Draft, this first-year player may be the most important and the biggest surprise.
Comment With one or two more pieces, the Dallas Cowboys could easily have themselves one of the best defensive units in the entire NFL. Suddenly, possessing a dominate defense seems much more important that finding a premier passer, with quarterbacks like Drew Brees and Cam Newton sidelined in the postseason by teams with the likes of Case Keenum and Nick Foles under center.
A team typically known for their offensive prowess. Under defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, the Cowboys defense has seen a resurgence. Often referred to as being an overachieving bunch, Dallas funneled seven of their nine draft picks on the defensive side of the ball inincluding their top three selections.
Long ignored as the Cowboys built up their now legendary offensive line, the defense in Dallas is starting to turn the corner due to that kind of draft commitment.
And may be a case of rinse and repeat. Although the Cowboys have several offensive needs, selecting 19th overall in the first round may force Dallas to look defensive first. Defensive tackle, defensive end, linebacker, cornerback and safety all have their question marks. Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence is expected to be retained this offseason despite being a free agent.
He was arguably the most consistent pass rusher in the NFL last season. Along the defensive line are some other promising players like defensive tackles David Irving and Maliek Collins plus fellow pass rusher Taco Charltoncoming off a promising rookie campaign.
When he was on the field, linebacker Sean Lee was still playing like an All-Pro. Heading into his third season, the sky appears to be the limit for young linebacker Jaylon Smith. And if the Cowboys could somehow re-sign Anthony Hitchens this offseason, Dallas would possess one of the most talented linebackers corps in the entire NFL.
After a complete roster drain last offseason, Dallas replenished this unit with young, hungry and talented defenders. Safety Jeff Heath improved as the season wore on, while young Kavon Frazier proved to be a good change of pace from former first round pick Byron Jones.
How the Cowboys utilize Jones this year could make or break his career. Dallas eyeing the future with Kris Richard hire? All-in-all, I believe the Dallas Cowboys defense is one or two pieces away from being one of the most dominate units in the league.
If they can shore up the interior of their defensive line, stay relatively healthy and get solid production from their younger players; the Cowboys could easily have themselves a top five-level defense in 1 day ago · The Cowboys have now won more games without legendary coach Tom Landry than with him.
The momentous shift occurs on Thanksgiving. Thursday marks the first time in franchise history the Cowboys . Of the Dallas Cowboys rookies who joined the team following the NFL Draft, this first-year player may be the most important and the biggest surprise.
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Nov 14, · Over the course of those six seasons with the Cowboys he started 41 games for legendary coach Tom Landry, Jeff Rohrer played in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys in the s. The six-time Pro Bowler earned the nickname “Captain Comeback” for helping the Cowboys overcome fourth-quarter deficits 23 times.
He led Dallas to seven division titles and two Super Bowl victories. He was named MVP of Super Bowl VI and inducted into the Cowboys’ Ring of Honor in