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Projecting how new Cowboys rookies could have helped defense in 2021

Projecting how new Cowboys rookies could have helped defense in 2021

Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has his fingerprints all over the Cowboys defense. After looking at what this year’s draft class could have done to spark the Cowboys offense during last season, it’s time to do the same for Dan Quinn’s defense. Quinn’s first draft with the Cowboys brought in eight new defenders, most notably first-rounder Micah Parsons. The Cowboys have a lot to look forward to in year two under Quinn, with veterans like DeMarcus Lawrence and Leighton Vander Esch back in the lineup, improved play from...
Blogging The Boys Jul 4, 2022
Sophomore standards: What the Cowboys can expect from Chauncey Golston in 2022

Sophomore standards: What the Cowboys can expect from Chauncey Golston in 2022

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ What can the versatile Cowboys lineman improve on? A big talking point during the Cowboys’ 2022 offseason revolved around the EDGE spot opposite DeMarcus Lawrence. After losing out on Randy Gregory in free agency, Dallas brought in veteran Dante Fowler to accompany the re-signed Dorance Armstrong. Then, they drafted Sam Williams in the second round. But those aren’t the only options the Cowboys will have this year. Chauncey Golston is entering his second season in the NFL and coming off a rookie year in which he showcased his versatility in...
Blogging The Boys Jun 19, 2022
Cowboys news: DeMarcus Lawrence is only missing the sack numbers in his game

Cowboys news: DeMarcus Lawrence is only missing the sack numbers in his game

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports All of the latest Dallas Cowboys news in one place. Cowboys banking on a bounce-back season from DE DeMarcus Lawrence - Jess Haynie, Inside The Star DeMarcus Lawrence has already said he wants to lead the team in sacks. With Lawrence turning 30 last April that’s no small win at this point in his career. For the Cowboys, it means putting significant faith in a defensive end who hasn’t produced double-digit sacks since 2018. You’ve seen it said on this site and many other places throughout Cowboys Nation; there’s more to being a DE...
Blogging The Boys Jun 14, 2022
Cowboys news: 2015 draft class a thing of the past; Dallas focused on fresh faces at WR

Cowboys news: 2015 draft class a thing of the past; Dallas focused on fresh faces at WR

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports The latest Cowboys headlines as minicamp begins. Class Cancelled: Randy Gregory’s Exit Erases Cowboys 2015 Draft - Jess Haynie, Inside The Star The Cowboys haven’t gotten much longevity out of some recent draft picks. So why is any of this noteworthy? Players come and go all the time. While that’s very true, guys like Tyron Smith, Zack Martin, and DeMarcus Lawrence from 2011-2014 are still here and key players for Dallas. Travis Frederick would be among them if not for a freak medical issue. Or on the other side, consider the impact...
Blogging The Boys Jun 11, 2022
Year 2 outlooks for Dallas Cowboys 2021 draft class: LB Micah Parsons

Year 2 outlooks for Dallas Cowboys 2021 draft class: LB Micah Parsons

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports What will Micah Parsons year two look like? After breaking onto the scene as one of the best defensive players in the National Football League, Micah Parsons it slated to make an even bigger impact in year two with the Dallas Cowboys. Let’s take a look at what that may look like... Year One Stats Year Two Outlook After spending most of the first week playing primarily the linebacker position, Micah Parsons started to play more as a pass rusher after injury to DeMarcus Lawrence (week one), forcing Dan Quinn’s hand to give the rookie a...
Blogging The Boys Jun 6, 2022
Demarcus Lawrence has quietly been a reliable, elite defensive end for years

Demarcus Lawrence has quietly been a reliable, elite defensive end for years

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Since 2014, Lawrence has arguably been the best player on the defense, but he remains an unsung hero. There is beauty in simplicity. From Occam’s Razor to the K.I.S.S. method of writing, there are signs all around us that the most elementary answers are often the best. And this has worked its way into the NFL. We tend to judge defensive backs by interceptions, linebackers by total tackles, running backs by yards per attempt, receivers by total yardage, and defensive ends by sacks. It is simple to judge one position group by one metric,...

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