Dallas Cowboys: 6 moves the team must make this offseason

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4. Get help on the defensive front

Under the defensive scheme of Marinelli, the 3-tech was the most important position on the field. The Cowboys tried to address this position multiple ways, including last year’s second-round pick, defensive tackle Trysten Hill.

Dallas needs an enforcer upfront in the interior that can collapse the pocket, stuff the run and free up linebackers Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch.

With defensive tackles Maliek Collins and Antwaun Woods set to become free agents this becomes a position of need for the Cowboys immediately.

It is still to be determined if Hill is that guy, but the Cowboys have options. They can choose to bring back both Collins and Woods, but there are a few potential upgrades in this year’s free agency class that can come contribute for cheap.

The Cowboys can look for the services of defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh, Gerald McCoy, or Michael Brockers. If any of these possible free agents can come at a cheap price it becomes a viable option for the boys.

A few draft day names you can keep an eye on that will help solidify the defensive interior would be Auburn University defensive tackle Derrick Brown, although I think he is a top ten pick you just never know if he will be in range to trade up for.

The biggest name I am interested in is the University of South Carolina defensive end Javon Kinlaw who has been mocked anywhere from rounds 1-3. At 6-foot-6, 310 pounds he is an absolute disruptor. At that size, teams around the league are anxious to see his combine or pro day workouts.