Who the Dallas Cowboys need at DT
Dalvin Tomlinson, DT, New York Giants
The Dallas Cowboys run defense ranked 31st in the league and allowed a whopping 158.8 yards per game. That was by far the worse in franchise history. To make matters worse, Dallas’ defense allowed a pathetic 162.4 yards a game at home.
The only way Dallas can fix their run defense is to sign a mammoth defensive tackle like Dalvin Tomlinson, who is expected to be a free agent. Tomlinson is 6-3 and weighs 320 pounds, recorded 33 tackles, 11 assists, eight TFL (tackles for a loss), four sacks, and even defended four passes.
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As a defensive tackle, PFF gave Tomlinson an overall grade of 75.2, and he was tied for 17th with 33 tackles. It’s exactly what the Dallas Cowboys need to stop their anemic run defense. Further, Tomlinson was the primary reason why the Giants defense ranked 11th against the run.
Besides, I’d love to see Dallas steal him away from the nasty Giants.
Hill, Harris, and Tomlinson are players with high ceilings that would transform Dallas’ defense from a sorry one to at least a respectful one. Tomlinson will stop the run, Hill is a ballhawk with the ability to cover, and Harris is a tackling machine that has proven to play as a top-5 safety.
With a new defensive coordinator and a defense that led the NFL in turnovers in the last six games of the season, these three guys can definitely make the Dallas Cowboys contenders in the tough NFC. Now all Stephen Jones has to do is not be cheap and pay for their services.