#5. The Cowboys have a real pass rush
DeMarcus Lawrence is the NFL’s top pass rusher. Let that sink in for a second. Doesn’t that feel good to say?
David Irving, who made his debut against the Packers on Sunday after serving a four-game suspension for PED’s, dropped Aaron Rodgers twice in his first game back. Even Tyrone Crawford got a sack against Green Bay.
Dallas’ defensive line has been stellar this season, specifically when it comes putting pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Yes, the defense as a whole has been terrible against the run. And yes, you’d love to see this increase in pressure cause more turnovers.
But the pass rush has been the Cowboys’ biggest weakness for several seasons now. To think the time and investment made into this defensive line is finally starting to pay off is encouraging.
When Sean Lee returns, the linebacker corps instantly improves. And you have to believe that young corners like Anthony Brown, Jourdan Lewis and Chidobe Awuzie will only get better given more time and experience.
Despite all the negatives one can takeaway from the Dallas Cowboys first five games of the season, there are plenty of positives too. I mean, at the very least, their not the 0-5 New York Giants.