3 Cowboys players on the verge of breakout in 2022

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Cowboys breakout player No. 2: Osa Odighizuwa

Last season Osa Odighizuwa burst onto the scene in Dallas. After Neville Gallimore fell to injury early, Osa stepped up to fill the void. And he did so in spectacular fashion…until the season caught up with him.

As with many rookies, the length and demands of an NFL season took a toll on Osa. He faded significantly down the stretch and after starting the season red hot, he finished cold.

After an offseason in the Dallas Cowboys strength and conditioning program, Osa should be well equipped to hold up to the rigors of a 17-game season (plus preseason, plus postseason). What we can’t ignore is how impactful Osa was when he wasn’t worn down.

Osa Odighizuwa exploded off the snap. He shot gaps and impacted the running game as much as he disrupted the passing game.

In 2022, Osa is expected to be the primary option at 3-tech, the playmaker of the interior D-line. He’ll likely line up next to Gallimore and get every opportunity to thrive this season.

Osa is the best pass-rusher of the interior and because of that, won’t be splitting many premium snaps. It’s safe to expect a big season from Osa and it won’t be long before the national media takes notice of the Cowboys second year defensive tackle.