Dallas Cowboys: Ranking defensive lines in the NFC East
By Tyrone Starr
In the sixth installment of our divisional position review, we will examine where the Dallas Cowboys defensive line ranks amongst NFC East foes.
Welcome to yet another round of our NFC East position review series. Over the last couple of weeks, we were able to complete the offensive portion. After reviewing all skill positions and the offensive line, the reigning champions showed why they are on the top perch.
The Philadelphia Eagles were able to take home gold medals with their wide receiver and tight end groups. This put them at 11 total points, good enough for best in the division. Behind them, The Dallas Cowboys earned eight points, largely due to their running backs and offensive line.
The Washington Redskins comes in at third place, mostly because of their offseason acquisition of Alex Smith. Least in the East are the New York Giants, bringing up the rear with just five points.
As a reminder, teams earn medals which translate to an overall score. Gold is worth three, silver is worth two and bronze is worth one. Since there are four teams in the division, only three can medal.
Now the attention moves towards the defensive. Since we addressed the offensive line on Sunday, today will be about the opposite foe in the trenches.
Which teams will fail to add to their medal count? Let’s start things off with the team left off the podium.