Dallas Cowboys: 3 biggest takeaways from the preseason

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1. Offense will be great, defense must be average on the Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys’ offense getting Dak Prescott back should easily make them one of the top five offenses in the league. The wide receiver core of Lamb, Cooper, Gallup looks like the best WR unit in the NFL.

Plus, Ezekiel Elliott looks to be in the best shape of his career and ready for another 1,000+ yard rushing season. This offense should easily be able to average around 30 points per game, as long as they are healthy Dallas has a shot to win any game.

The defense has to hold up their end of the bargain. Adding a new defensive coordinator in Dan Quinn should help but the players are the ones that need to step up. As previously mentioned Micah Parsons looks like an immediate playmaker on defense but questions still remain within the secondary, and in a passing league that is worrisome.

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If the defense can rank as league average, in points per game, yards per game, and turnovers. Then the Dallas Cowboys should have a ton of success. I was pleasantly surprised with how the starting defense looked in the preseason and they have their first huge test coming up in Week 1 in Tampa.