Dallas Cowboys: 3 defensive lineman to consider in the 2021 NFL Draft

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Dallas Cowboys defense started to improve throughout the 2020 NFL season but it still needs some work

In the 2020 NFL Season the Dallas Cowboys started to see signs that their defense was going to struggle. The Cowboys finished the season ranked 31st in the NFL in rush defense giving up 158.8 rushing yards to opposing running backs. Dallas gave up 2,541 rushing yards and 20 rushing touchdowns to opposing running backs in the 2020 NFL season.

The Dallas Cowboys defense would give up 29.4 points per game. In all, the Cowboys would give up 57 total touchdowns against opposing offenses in the 2020 NFL Season.

The Dallas Cowboys defense had a hard time getting off the field on third down. They allowed opposing offenses to convert almost 50% of their third downs. Dallas’ defense was also on the field more than the offense this season.

The Cowboys punted the football 29 times in the 2020 NFL season. Their opponents would only punt a total of 15. They would only have the football for 28 minutes and 21 seconds on average each game. Opponents would have it for three minutes and seventeen seconds longer throughout the 17 games.

In all of the games, the Cowboys would have the ball for at least three minutes less than their opponents which leads to their defense not being able to make a stop. Dallas’ front seven will be the most likely position addressed if they do go with a defensive player with their 10th pick.

Lets take a look at three defensive players that the Dallas Cowboys should consider with their 10th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.