I have shouted from the rooftops that the Cowboys need to invest in a nose guard. My calls were somewhat answered when the team took massive defensive tackle Quinton Bohanna in the sixth round.
Like the safety position, Dallas does not value the position as others do. It is no surprise that the team continues to struggle to stop the run, especially in key moments. The development of Bohanna is going to be crucial for this defense.
Keeping the linebackers clean is often a dirty job nobody wants to do. Bohanna has the ability to occupy blockers making this two-down player an important part of the future. This 6-4, 360-pound behemoth played in 14 games and started one.
His stats are minimal but once Bohanna understands and embraces his role as someone who occupies blockers to allow others to roam free, he could become a very valuable piece.
Safety Israel Mukuamu suited up for four games this season and, like Josh Ball before, there just wasn’t enough game action to give him a complete grade. His play in training camp certainly turned some heads, but obviously, the Cowboys thought it best to bring him along slowly.
Mukuamu was on defense for 20 plays and 58 plays on special teams.
He ended the season on injured reserve. At the moment, the safety position in Dallas looks bare for the 2022 season. It is not out of the possibility that Mukuamu can find himself in the regular rotation. This is especially true with defensive coordinator Dan Quinn back in the building.