3 defensive moves the Cowboys still need to make this offseason

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Patrick Surtain II, Alabama
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3. Draft a cornerback in the first round

The Cowboys likely need all the help they can get at the cornerback position. This was a unit that gave up an average of 11.1 yards per completion. Last season, Dallas lacked a true number one cornerback.

After the departure of cornerback Byron Jones who signed with the Miami Dolphins, the Cowboys were considered lost without him. Once again after another offseason, Dallas loses out on one of the team’s top corners. Chidobe Awuzie, who spent four seasons for the Cowboys contributing 213 combined tackles and 37 combined passes deflected, signed a three-year contract with Cincinnati Bengals. 

The Dallas Cowboys should now attempt to replace arguably their best cornerback once again. The best way to do this is likely through the draft. With the 10th overall pick, the Cowboys are possibly in prime position to draft one of the best secondary players in the draft.

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For a defense that struggled so much last season, Dallas should almost certainly go with defense in the first round. Two names that could be a solid fit are Caleb Farley of Virginia Tech and Patrick Surtain II of Alabama. This would ensure that the Cowboys replace Awuzie with one of the best up-and-coming stars in the league.