This month, 11 rookies will train with the Cowboys for the first time over 13 undrafted free agents. More and more the squad is coming into focus, but who will be the starters when the season starts?
The Cowgirl Offense
The offense, for its part, remains almost the same as in 2020, but with all the healthy and healthy headlines. Tyler Biadasz, who was having a pretty good rookie year, will return as a starter in the center of the offensive line.
There is not much competition for these 11 spots; the battle will be for the positions that are behind them. The Cowboys will keep 5 wide receivers, and we already know the first three. Who are they Simi Fehoko, Noah Brown, and Cedrick Wilson. Will they take the two that remain?
The Cowgirl Defense
The 11 defenses taking the field in September will be vastly different than last year, and for good reason. If new defensive coordinator Dan Quinn can improve this group, the Cowboys can go far in the playoffs.
First of all, Quinn indicated in his press conference that 70% or 80% of the plays will be on the nickel. This means there will be three cornerbacks and only three defensive linemen.
All three cornerbacks will probably be Trevon Diggs on one side, rookie Kelvin Joseph in the other, with Anthony Brown in the slot. But Joseph has to earn the star on his helmet. If he doesn’t get off to a good start in training camp, McCarthy will hand this job over to Maurice Canady.
Quinn has a very different defensive style from other defenses in the NFL. Quinn, who was the architect of the “Legion of Boom,” is looking for versatile players who are very physical. Their cornerbacks are tall with long arms, and they play “bump and run” at the line of scrimmage, attacking wide receivers immediately so they can’t get off the line quickly.
On the defensive line, the “Tank”, DeMarcus Lawrence, will be on your usual side with Randy Gregory on the other. Gregory had a full offseason with the team to prepare for the season.
Tyrone Crawford, Randy Gregory and DeMarcus Lawrence rushing Cam Newton in 2015 pic.twitter.com/rwOBGbtIot
– Jon Machota (jonmachota) September 7, 2018
Since the plan is that they will go 3-4, the situation will depend on the defensive tackler. If you are expecting carr, Brent Urban or “Big Bo” Quinton Bohanna will be in the center. Bohanna weighs 162kg and offensive linemen will have a hard time moving him. But if they’re waiting for a pass, Trysten Hill, Osa Odighizuwa and Neville Gallimore will be in the rotation.
It was another draft without selecting a safety and the position lacks depth a lot. Donovan Wilson and Damontae Kazee will start, but Jayron Kearse will have a chance to displace him. Jourdan Lewis is available to play cornerback or safety as needed, but he’s not quite as tall as Quinn likes.
And we can’t forget the linebackers. We hope Quinn experiences a lot with this lineup, with Dallas he has Jaylon Smith on the strong side and Leighton Vander Esch on the weak side. Micah Parsons He can be the center support when they’re playing to stop a running back and free agent Keanu Neal when it’s a pass.