The Dallas Cowboys addressed several needs during the free agency period and in the draft, and some of those players will have an immediate impact.
For the first time in a long time, the Dallas Cowboys are loaded and talented on both sides of the ball. Not only are the Cowboys talented, but their depth chart is just as talented, with young, raw players. But when you combine the experience to go with it, the Cowboys are a team to feared and one that can make a Super Bowl run.
Don’t laugh at me because it can happen. And there are several reasons why it can happen. Those reasons come from the aforementioned players on the Cowboys roster.
So instead of going through all of the Cowboys’ players, I’ll list a few players who will be major contributors this upcoming season.
Trysten Hill, defensive tackle, rookie
Trysten Hill stands 6’3, weighs 313 pounds and is a beast of a man that eats up opposing quarterbacks and running backs like a alligator destroys a wildebeest crossing the Nile River. Hill is a special and much needed talent on the Cowboys defensive line.
Although Dallas’ defensive line only gave up 3.8 yards per rush last season, the Los Angeles Rams rushed for 273 yards against Dallas’ defense in the divisional round of the playoffs. All Pro running back Todd Gurley and his backup-C.J. Anderson– rushed for 115 yards, 123 yards and three touchdowns.
That beat down probably played a part in drafting Hill, but more importantly, Dallas will probably lose 3-technique defensive tackle Maliek Collins in 2020. But regardless, Hill’s presence won’t allow for another running back tandem to rush for over 250 yards against Dallas next season.
Hill plays with a high motor, has a ridiculously quick burst of speed, and very athletic. With athletic Hill commanding double teams or just clogging up the middle, his presence will open up opportunities for the rest of the defensive line.
And Hill is so good that he’s capable of challenging incumbent Collins for the 3-tech position. Hill might not beat out Collins for the position, but he could come close enough that defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli will have both mammoths on the field at the same time.
Just expect Hill to a major contributor on the defensive front and take Dallas’ defense to a Super Bowl-type level.
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Randall Cobb, WR, free agent
Out of all of the players that Dallas signed either in free agency or drafted, Randall Cobb is a major steal for only $5 million dollars. Cobb is replacing former home grown slot receiver Cole Beasley.
Although Bease was really good, Cobb is an upgrade, especially when healthy. Cobb has the ability to play in the slot and on the outside. His crisp route running ability, soft hands, and the knack for taking any pass to pay dirt is a bonus to Dallas’ offense.
With the Packers, Cobb started in 73 games in his eight-year career, tallying up 470 receptions for 5,524 yards and scored 41 touchdowns.Cobb’s best season was back in 2014 when he made the Pro Bowl with 1,287 receiving yards and scored 12 touchdowns.
Despite Cobb’s injury-prone history, he gives quarterback Dak Prescott another viable weapon to go along with wide receivers Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, Tavon Austin, Noah Brown, Jason Witten, and up and comer Blake Jarwin. Cobb is a smaller version of Cooper with his precise route running, speed, reliable hands and the ability to find space and be that much needed homerun threat.
Even though Dallas will have other key contributors on their roster like Robert Quinn, Travis Frederick (he will definitely have an impact), Witten, and Tony Pollard, Hill and Cobb are the two who will be immediate contributors.
- Published on 05/09/2019 at 11:01 AM
- Last updated at 05/09/2019 at 10:59 AM