2. Dorance Armstrong, DE
When a player sees his stock fall, it's not always due to a lack of production on their part. For example, Dorance Armstrong just had the best season of his career but has hardly been discussed when looking ahead to the 2023 season.
Armstrong, a fourth-round pick in 2018, has improved each season he's been in the league. After posting 37 tackles and five sacks, he hit free agency and Dallas brought him back on a team-friendly two-year deal. Stephen Jones even took heat when he tried to say the Cowboys would be able to lean on Armstrong after losing Randy Gregory, saying he was "right there" with Gregory.
Jones was proven correct as Gregory missed the majority of the season for Denver and had 12 tackles with two sacks in six games. Armstrong, on the other hand, appeared in all 17 games and had 33 tackles and 8.5 sacks — which was second on the team.
The problem is, Armstrong slowed down at the end of the year so his strong performance isn't as easy to remember. He recorded eight sacks in the first 12 weeks and then just 0.5 in the final six.
In addition to his slow finish (at least when it comes to sacks), Sam Williams began to show more promise. There's also the presence of Dante Fowler, Jr. who recorded 22 tackles and six sacks.
With all the big names, and the expected rise in production from Williams, Armstrong has become a forgotten man in Big D.