1. Overhauling the secondary
If pass rush was the number 1 issue for the Cowboys, the secondary was 1a. Dallas had four key defensive backs hitting free agency at the same time. This posed a question, do the Cowboys spend all of their cap space on keeping an average group together or rebuild?
Rather than replacing them with expensive free agents, the Cowboys added cheap young players in the draft.
The Cowboys selected corners Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis in the second and third round. In normal years they would have both gone in the first, but due to the incredible secondary talent in this year’s draft they fell. They were both first team in their respective conferences and can contribute soon.
Awuzie is versatile and can play inside, outside, and safety. Lewis is incredible at locking down players in the slot. In today’s NFL, you need multiple corners who can match up with slot receivers.