3 Most Underrated Cowboys From the 2023-24 NFL Season

The Dallas Cowboys had plenty of impressive individual performances in the 2023 season. Here are the ones that went under the radar.

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2. DeMarcus Lawrence

When players are so good and consistent for a long time, fans start taking them for granted. They can stop talking about how amazing they are as they move on to the newer, shinier, younger players. That is what has happened with DeMarcus Lawrence, who just finished his tenth season with the Dallas Cowboys.

And the four-time Pro Bowl selection has no signs of slowing down at age 31. Consistently known as one of the league's most feared pass rushers, Lawrence somehow became even more dominant against the run. Per Pro Football Focus, Lawrence was the second-best in his position in run defense with a 92.2 grade.

Superstars like Micah Parsons and Trevon Diggs get all the attention on the defensive end, and it's rightfully so. But Lawrence continues to be the lifeblood of this defense, consistently stuffing runs and breaking up plays.

This level of sustained production and impact, while not missing any significant time (he played every game for the past two seasons), shouldn't be taken for granted. He will be sorely missed when it's time for him to hang up his cleats. Hopefully, it won't be for a while.