Looking into Cowboys rookie extension candidates and what they might get

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Osa Odighizuwa

Osa Odighizuwa has absolutely earned a second contract from the Cowboys. He's developed into a true game-wrecker along the interior defensive line. This past season, Odighizuwa's 18% pass rush win rate ranked fourth among DTs, per ESPN.

Only Aaron Donald, Chris Jones and Dexter Lawrence posted a better win rate. Furthermore, Odighizuwa's win rate checked in higher than that of DeForest Buckner, Jalen Carter, Quinnen Williams and Javon Hargrave.

Odighizuwa is the Cowboys' third-best pass rusher behind Parsons and DeMarcus Lawrence. He ranked third on the team in pressures and hurries this season, as well as second in quarterback hits behind Parsons. He's not a dominant run defender, but he gets his hands dirty in that regard a few times every game.

It stands to reason Odighizuwa's production would skyrocket if Dallas paired him with a true nose tackle. The hope is Mazi Smith will develop into that role, but Odighizuwa is the team's most disruptive DT since former Pro Bowler Jay Ratliff.

Projection: Four years, $44 million ($35 million guaranteed)