Why the Dallas Cowboys NASCAR package will give quarterbacks nightmares
The Dallas Cowboys may have missed on a safety that is a game-changer. But let’s not forget the player they traded for and what he brings to the defense.
Yesterday afternoon for the Dallas Cowboys became very interesting when reports emerged that the Cowboys and New York Jets were in talks to trade safety Jamal Adams. Sadly, it wasn’t meant to be as the Jets price for the young yet talented safety. But all is not lost as the Cowboys were able to make a move, one that will have quarterbacks seeing ghosts like Jets quarterback Sam Darnold.
The move is bringing in the veteran defensive end Michael Bennett who can also play defensive tackle when needed too. While many are focusing on whether he will sit, kneel, stand or stay in the locker room during the national anthem. I’m focusing on what he is going to be able to do when he’s on the field with teammates DeMarcus Lawrence and Robert Quinn.
For that, you just need to go back and look at his production from 2015-2017 when he was under the Dallas Cowboys’ current defensive playcaller in Kris Richard. During that time with the Seattle Seahawks, Bennett tallied a total of 23.5 sacks and 82 solo tackles so you know Richard knows how to use Bennett in this defense. Bringing Bennett’s production to this defensive front of the Cowboys gives them a much-needed boost and a matchup problem they have been missing.
A problem that quarterbacks are going to have nightmares about before and after playing the Dallas Cowboys. When the Cowboys send out their NASCAR package with Lawrence, Bennett, Quinn, and Maliek Collins they are sending their best speed rushers at their respective positions on the field at one time. Forcing the opposing offensive lines to try and block players who each have the ability to beat them one on one.
You add the fact that the Cowboys defensive linemen are very good at creating miss matches when they use stunts to create confusion among the offensive linemen. That confusion is going to allow these pass rushers to hurry and sack the quarterback more than the Cowboys have over the first sevens weeks of the season.
So to all the opposing quarterbacks the Dallas Cowboys will be facing keep your head on a swivel because the team’s NASCAR package is about to be unleashed.