3 quick fixes for Cowboys’ linebacker depth after DeMarvion Overshown injury

The Cowboys must pivot after DeMarvion Overshown's season-ending knee injury.
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2. Entrust Jabril Cox, promote Devin Harper

This would be a roll of the dice by the Cowboys, but Cox has received rave reviews throughout training camp, performed well in Week 1 of preseason and was one of the defense's highest-graded players against the Seahawks.

Overshown's injury forces Cox into the spotlight regardless of whether Dallas signs a free agent, but don't rule out the team giving the 2021 fourth-round pick a real shot to announce himself as the third-stringer.

Whether that's integrating Cox into the first-team defense during practice or playing him close to 100% of the snaps in the final preseason game, the LSU product is going to sink or swim as he's called into a more prominent role.

Harper is an interesting case as his roster spot is far from secure. Having said that, he's not long removed from his best performance in a Cowboys uniform (the first preseason game) and has stood out at camp.

Nobody's demanding Harper see extensive reps on defense. He's too involved on special teams for that to happen, but he's a high-class athlete and Quinn typically brainstorms a (useful) role for players with similar profiles.