Dallas Cowboys: 5 players whose stock is on the rise

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Dallas Cowboys Player Report

Player No. 2: Osa Odighizuwa

Stock Status: Buy it while you can

When expected starting 3-tech defensive tackle, Neville Gallimore, fell to a significant injury in the preseason, Dallas Cowboys fans became worried. The already-thin defensive interior just got thinner and Gallimore was the best hope of actually fielding a someone with growth potential (stand down Trysten Hill Hive).

But the Dallas Cowboys rookie third rounder quickly put worry to bed, he hit the turf running and hasn’t looked back. Playing like a first rounder, Osa has had no trouble carrying his skills over to the professional game. He’s regularly penetrating, and has been a splash play machine for the Cowboys defense.

Even with the revolving door of players next to him, Osa has been able to keep up his production, proving to be one of the most impactful defensive rookies in the NFL this year.

Osa gets credit not only for his strong play and sky-high potential, but also for his importance on this team. The Cowboys would be “up a creek” if it wasn’t for Osa and the return of Gallimore will only help. Having the two promising young tackles play together will help both make plays and should hit just at the right time this season.