Dallas Cowboys: Ranking defensive lines in the NFC East
By Tyrone Starr
Dallas Cowboys (silver medal)
DeMarcus Lawrence, Maliek Collins, David Irving, Tyrone Crawford, Kony Ealy, Jihad Ward, Taco Charlton, Charles Tapper
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On talent alone, it’s like that the Dallas Cowboys would earn a gold medal. Both Collins and Irving have shown flashes of brilliance in their short careers.
Unfortunately, neither can stay on the field long enough to continually show this talent.
Lawrence has come into his own as one of the premiere pass rushers in the entire NFL. Totaling 14.5 sacks in sixteen games, I’m not sure how he was left off of the All-Pro list. Still, you get the feeling he will only continue to improve.
That is a scary thought for opposing quarterbacks through the NFL.
Crawford, Ealy and Crawford are all solid veterans to have on a roster. To couple them with youngsters like Charlton and Tapper gives Dallas a nice mix.
All of this does not even factor in a possible return from Randy Gregory or whatever they might get from fourth round pick Dorance Armstrong.
The Dallas Cowboys defensive line used to be an afterthought. Those days are no more.