5 Steps to make the Dallas Cowboys defense better in 2023

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Dallas Cowboys should replace Dante Fowler with Jason Pierre Paul.

I believe Dante Fowler played well enough last season to outprice himself from this team. Being a rotational player, Super Bowl caliber defenses need to rinse and repeat. The team found a Dante Fowler type player before, and they can find another one. The player that should be next that can help the Dallas Cowboys defense move to the next level is Jason Pierre Paul.

He would be the perfect rotational specialist. Pierre-Paul goes 6’5″ 275 pounds and he knows how to get to the quarterback. From a versatility standpoint, he would be an upgrade over Fowler. He has been known to stand up to rush the passer as well as play on the interior to push the pocket. Just imagine him lining up over the center in the Cowboys “NASCAR” package.

Last year, the 13-year veteran was unable to accumulate the number of sacks that he’s accustomed to. However, he has his overall career numbers to lean back on. He has been able to record 94.5 sacks and 21 forced fumbles, many of which were against this very team. Again, with the Dallas Cowboys, they should be prioritizing tone setters; players who play with an edge and will make an impact in the playing time they’ve earned. His contract demands shouldn’t be anything that the team couldn’t swallow at his age.

A rotation of Micah Parsons, Demarcus Lawrence, Dorance Armstrong, Sam Williams, Jason Pierre-Paul and Chauncey Golston would get the job done from a pressure/sack standpoint. The Dallas Cowboys already have a very talented defense but adding players to the team and their lineup will give them a big shove in the right direction.