Dallas Cowboys Draft: Position by position breakdown (defense)

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Dallas Cowboys Defensive Free Agents Signings

The Dallas Cowboys and Johnathan Hankins came to an agreement on a one-year deal that is worth $1.3 million with $1.1 million guaranteed.

The Dallas Cowboys decided to bring Dante Fowler back for another year on a one year contract that has a base salary of three million dollars, a maximum of four point two five million dollars, and a one million dollar bonus.

The Dallas Cowboys came to an agreement with Leighton Vander Esch on a two-year contract that is valued at up to $10 million with an initial base salary of $8 million and a potential bonus of $2.5 million.

The Dallas Cowboys and Donovan Wilson put their heads together and reached an understanding that resulted in a three-year deal worth as much as $24 million ($21 million in base salary and a $6.6 million bonus).

The Cowboys were fortunate enough to retain key players from Dan Quinn’s defensive lineup. Despite this, there are still some worries and concerns.

Hankin’s advanced age, Vander Esch’s persistent and concerning neck injuries, and Fowler’s waning productivity as the season wore on.

Introducing youth, speed and quickness to the defense is a great way to increase the team’s defensive capabilities.

"“There is talent in every round of every draft. The good drafters find it.” –  Rick Gosselin"

It is my intention to offer early and late round options. Let’s analyze all the position groups and attempt to determine the Dallas Cowboys’ draft path.

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