3 biggest concerns on the Cowboys' roster ahead of training camp

As training camp is closely approaching, the Cowboys have positions that lack depth and need to be addressed in one way or another.
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2. Defensive Tackle

The Cowboys have had some dominant defensive tackle groups in their history. However, it has been quite some time since the team was stout at this position. In 2024, the team looks further from the "DT glory days" than ever before.

Dallas lost valuable depth this offseason behind Osa Odighizuwa and Mazi Smith as Neville Gallimore and Jonathan Hankins signed with new teams. Odighizuwa has carved out a solid career so far, but Smith is in a prove-it year after a lost rookie campaign. The team's suspect backups are stirring up worry going into training camp.

Currently, 2021 third-round pick Chauncey Golston and vet Carl Davis Jr. make up the third and fourth spots on the depth chart, but so far they have had limited impact in Dallas. In an NFL Draft that was loaded at the position, Dallas did not look at bolstering this spot.

Zimmer has prioritized stopping the run throughout his coaching career, especially when he was first in Dallas. But with this poor position, it could be difficult for him to muster heavy production from this group.

Plain and simple, the Cowboys might have a repeat year of a poor rushing defense unless this group heavily improves or more pieces are brought in.