Dallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Bucs: Position Battle Breakdown

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This is an area where Tampa Bay feels they’ve improved while the Dallas Cowboys have made a complete 180 in their secondary since the disaster of 2020. Now, the Dallas Cowboys are one of the best back end units in the NFL.

Tampa Bay corners are still a mid tier unit. Jamel Dean made improvements as the season went on in 2021, and Carlton Davis is a solid player. Sean Murphy-Bunting is a serviceable back up, but there’s a reason Dak Prescott threw for 400 yards a season ago. They finished 21st in passing defense. At safety they’re stronger. Antoine Winfield Jr. showed his abilities in this league while Mike Edwards made solid strides in his third season.

The Dallas Cowboys secondary has a chance to be scary good. Trevon Diggs looks for an encore performance after coming away with 11 INTs a season ago. Anthony Brown had a career year. Depth at CB is questionable. What’s going on with Kelvin Joseph? Is Nahshon Wright ready? Is Jourdan Lewis healthy? Can Daron Bland play immediately? But CB 1 and 2 are solidified. The Safeties are incredible for the Cowboys. From afterthought to one of the best in the league. Kearse played at a pro bowl level last season. Malik Hooker is healthy and looked impactful at the end of the season. The team is excited about rookie Markquese Bell. While Israel Mukuamu may be the teams most improved player. This one is an easy call.


DALLAS – Looking at the Bucs secondary, they should feel ok. Nothing great, but not a bad unit. The Dallas Cowboys, meanwhile, have reason to be excited. They have two proven play makers, a strong veteran and tons of depth at safety.