Projecting the Dallas Cowboys' depth chart after 2023 NFL Draft

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Dallas Cowboys Defensive Depth Chart



2nd String

3rd String

4th String

Left Defensive End

DeMarcus Lawrence

Chauncey Golston

Dante Fowler

Tyrus Wheat

Left Defensive Tackle

Mazi Smith

Johnathan Hankins

Quinton Bohanna

Right Defensive Tackle

Osa Odighizuwa

Viliami Fehoko

Neville Gallimore

Right Defensive End

Dorance Armstrong

Sam Williams

Isaiah Land

Weakside Linebacker

Jabril Cox

DeMarvion Overshown

Middle Linebacker

Leighton Vander Esch

Damone Clark

Devin Harper

Strongside Linebacker

Micah Parsons

Takkarist McKinley

Left Cornerback

Stephon Gilmore

Nahshon Wright

Eric Scott Jr.

Strong Safety

Jayron Kearse

Israel Mukuamu

Free Safety

Donovan Wilson

Malik Hooker

Markquese Bell

Right Cornerback

Trevon Diggs

DaRon Bland

Jourdan Lewis

C.J. Goodwin

Nobody expected the Cowboys to split the offensive and defensive players drafted down the middle. Many assumed it would lean heavily toward the offensive side. That doesn't matter anymore as the Dallas defense came out a lot stronger by the end of the draft and undrafted free agency.

Mazi Smith and DeMarvion Overshown will more than likely immediately impact this defense, while Viliami Fehoko and Eric Scott Jr. will have time to develop behind others. The surprise of this group here is that the Cowboys decided to keep Isaiah Land on the roster along with priority-free agent Tyrus Wheat.

The team could still go shopping for another linebacker and cornerback in free agency or eventually make a trade for a player that isn't going to make another team's roster. Outside of that the Cowboys' defense is pretty much set and got faster, stronger, and younger at certain positions.