Dallas Cowboys fact or fiction: Defensive edition

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The Dallas Cowboys offseason has been one of the most exciting in a very long time and now after what we've seen and heard so far out of OTA's, there is good reason to believe in the trajectory of this team.

But as we continue to speculate how this new look "Texas Coast" offense will look and run, we tend to forget about the defense and how things could turn out for them. Ever since bringing in defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, the fanbase and media seemed to be at ease with the shape of the defensive roster, but with some new additions we could see some changes.

So let's take a look at some hypothetical situations and determine if they could be fact or fiction heading into Cowboys training camp. We will also look at some stat lines that we could see Dallas reach and determine if they are fact or fiction as well.

Daron Bland starts over Jourdan Lewis

There has been a lot of chatter about the Cowboys possibly trading cornerback Jourdan Lewis after the emergence of now-second-year corner DaRon Bland, but Dallas would be smart to keep both. The real question is who will be the starter in the slot for Dan Quinn and with Lewis coming off a serious foot injury the general consensus is that Bland will start, right?

Wrong. Lewis has shown that when healthy and on the field he can be a difference-maker for this defense. Bland had a very strong rookie season, but the veteran Lewis paired with Trevon Diggs and Stephon Gilmore gives the Cowboys a better chance of being a shutdown secondary compared to Bland who teams may try to pick on if paired with Diggs and Gilmore.