The Cowboys have spent ample resources over the last several years in rebuilding an offensive line that was generally quite expensive and closer to mediocre than good before 2011.
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The selection of left tackle Tyron Smith in ’11 changed that trend and regardless of how this unit looks right now, Dallas has a top-tire offensive line, as proven by last year’s stunning run led by then-rookie quarterback Dak Prescott.
But what about this defense?
The days are gone in which this side of the ball can be disguised or protected and the Cowboys are well aware of this fact.
Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli has done a whole lot with not much talent for a few seasons now and the tide is about to turn – but only after one more good offseason of blue-chip acquisitions on the defensive side of the ball.
Clear is the fact that the Dallas Cowboys do not have a bona fide right defensive end. Let’s remember that DeMarcus Lawrence is doing the surprising damage that he’s been dolling out from the right side.
Had things gone the way owner and general manager Jerry Jones had hoped, Randy Gregory would be nearing Pro Bowl status now as a speed-rushing end on that right side that currently might see anyone from Benson Mayowa to Tyrone Crawford lining up there – think about that.