Dallas Cowboys preseason: The good, the bad, and the ugly
By Broe Reeve
With the Dallas Cowboys preseason coming to a close, here’s a look at all the good, the bad, and the ugly of the exhibitions so far.
The Dallas Cowboys have one preseason game left to go after losing the Arizona Cardinals 27-3 last Sunday. With most of the starters finished playing until the regular season, we have had a chance to see who will make it to the 53-man roster and who won’t.
Here’s my take on this Cowboys team based on their first three preseason games, the good, the bad, and the ugly.
The Good – The Defense
The defense looks like it could be one of the best units the team has had in a long time. You could make a case that the defensive line, linebackers, and secondary have all improved. The Cowboys are going to need it and the defense might have to carry the team.
The defensive line looks deep and has huge pass rushing potential with DeMarcus Lawrence looking like he’s in midseason form and the talent around him.
Randy Gregory had a sack on Sunday as he has looked explosive in limited action, while second-year man Taco Charlton got himself a sack two weeks ago against the Bengals.
The linebacker group is in much better shape with Jaylon Smith returning to health, and the addition of first-round pick Leighton Vander Esch to play with Sean Lee.
Smith looks like a beast, and the Cowboys have been blitzing him a ton this preseason so look for him to add to an already potent pass rush.
Chidobe Awuzie looks like a future star at cornerback. His interception against Cincinnati was freakish. Byron Jones has played solid at the other cornerback spot and they form a solid duo on the outside.