When linebacker Damien Wilson plays well, I get a bit depressed. And here’s why…
I know Wilson and players like defensive lineman David Irving and Damontre Moore will likely not be able to contribute for a portion of the upcoming season. And when they shine in the preseason, it only makes us miss them more when their gone.
Irving has already been suspended for the first four games due to a PED violation. And Moore, two games, for a DWI arrest while he was a member of the Seattle Seahawks last December.
As for Wilson, a lengthy suspension is likely on the way. Last month, the 24-year old was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon during a despite over a parking space. The league has yet to take action against Wilson, but it’s only a mater of time.
On Saturday, Wilson played with devastating force. The former fourth round pick out of Minnesota in 2015 was always a solid tackler. But he needed to improve on his angles, coverage abilities and his consistency.
Going into his third season in Dallas, many hoped Wilson would take another step in his development. And maybe he has. Against the Colts, Wilson recorded five tackles, co-leading the team in that category. Unfortunately, even if the young linebacker has grown as a player, his mistakes off-the-field likely won’t allow him help the Cowboys when the games actually count.