12 Dallas Cowboys critical for success in 2023 (the Dirty Dozen)

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Zack Martin

Zack Martin is the Last of the Mohicans. With, Travis Frederick retired and Tyron Smith at the end tail of his career. Martin remains the gold standard.

His level of excellence is so high we forget to mention him enough. He makes the difficult look easy.

He is the elder leader, the leader of the group up front, and the best player on the offensive side of the ball. He is the NFL’s best right guard and one of the best offensive linemen.

CeeDee Lamb

Last season, people questioned CeeDee Lamb’s ability to be a number one wide receiver. The talk was pointless and nonsensical.

Throughout his time in Dallas, Lamb’s performance has been on the rise, with 107 receptions, 1,359 yards, and nine touchdowns being his best in 2022.

With the west coast offense being installed in Dallas. I’m expecting Lamb to have a tremendous year. Under Mike McCarthy’s play-calling, his YAC ability will flourish.

The addition of Brandon Cook will make Lamb even more of a threat.. Without CeeDee Lamb, the Cowboys passing game will struggle. He is crucial to the success of the Cowboys’ passing game.