Dallas Cowboys linebacking corps: From paupers to princes?
By Tyrone Starr
In the seventh installment of our divisional position review, we will look at the rise of the Dallas Cowboys linebacking corps amongst NFC East foes.
Today, we rank the Dallas Cowboys linebacking corps amongst their NFC East foes. Welcome to the latest effort in our ongoing NFC East position review series. Over the last couple of weeks, we were able to complete the offensive portion. Last week, the attention turned to the defensive line.
Heading into the defensive portion of these reviews, the division, conference and World Champion Eagles picked up where they left off in 2017, leading everyone in overall points. All they did was expand their lead after examining the defensive lines of all four NFC East teams.
With only a few units left to discuss, it seems to be a two horse race. In case you forgot, teams earn points via medals. Gold is worth three, silver is worth two and bronze, one. Each unit has one team that will fail to medal.
After six positional reviews, here’s where we currently stand. Philadelphia has a comfortable four point lead over Dallas with 14 total points. The Cowboys are in second place with ten total points. Third place is currently occupied by Washington with seven total points. Lastly, the New York Giants have six total points.
With that out of the way, it’s time to examine each team’s linebacking unit. First up is the team that will fail to medal this round.