Dallas Cowboys 2021 NFL draft positional series: Pass rushers

Randy Gregory #94 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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In the third and final part of this series, I originally wanted to talk linebackers but the Dallas Cowboys need to take a look at pass rushers. If the team has already decided they are going to go corner in the first round, pass rushers have to be as high of a priority as safety in the draft.

Sadly, I somehow believe that with the team bringing in two safeties through free agency, they are once again going to pass on the spot. Both Richie Grant and Trevor Moehrig would be great to draft with the 44th overall selection but I’m not sure either of those guys are available in a weak safety draft.

The weaker the position the better chance a team jumps early for one before the cupboard is left bare. I do think that this year’s defensive end class is weaker than usual but there are some intriguing names that could be a perfect fit in Dallas.

With no clear-cut favorite, the pass-rushing rankings vastly differ and I offer my two cents.

Dallas Cowboys defensive ends DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory are the presumed starters but the team is very thin after that. Dorance Armstrong has been in the rotation but has to put it all together or this could be his final year in Dallas.

Last year’s draft selection Bradlee Anae brought higher expectations for a fifth-round pick but barely sniffed the field his rookie season. That is not a good look especially for a team that didn’t have answers defensively for most of the year.

The team did sign defensive end, Tarell Basham, to a two-year deal worth up to $6.5 million dollars but the former 2017  third-round draft pick is already on his third team entering his fifth year. Needless to say, the defensive end position could use an influx of talent.