Ranking the Cowboys' position groups from worst to best in 2023

- Best pass rush in the league?

- Improved WR corps

- Depth at QB

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4. Wide Receivers

  • CeeDee Lamb
  • Brandin Cooks
  • Michael Gallup
  • Jalen Tolbert
  • KaVontae Turpin
  • Jalen Brooks

If the Dallas Cowboys are getting a healthy version of Michael Gallup, you would be hard-pressed to find many better top trios in the NFL. CeeDee Lamb has established himself as one of the NFL's premier playmakers at the receiver position, which surprises absolutely no one who watched him play at Oklahoma. He was bound to be a star.

Brandin Cooks is in line for yet another "most underrated WR in the league" award, an unofficial award given by me, specifically. Cooks has racked up over 1,000 receiving yards as a member of the Saints, Patriots, Rams, and Texans. The Cowboys are his 5th NFL team and they could end up being the 5th team he racks up 1,000 yards with.

Jalen Tolbert had a good offseason and seems ready for a possible breakout in year two. KaVontae Turpin's primary contributions last year were on special teams, but he could see more involvement in the offense in 2023.

Overall, this position group is outstanding for Dallas with the addition of Cooks and hopefully the progression of Tolbert.

3. Cornerbacks

  • Trevon Diggs
  • Stephon Gilmore
  • Jourdan Lewis
  • DaRon Bland
  • Noah Igbinoghene
  • Eric Scott Jr.

Trevon Diggs got a brand-new contract this offseason as the Cowboys have seen him prove his value time and time again. Is there feast or famine at times with Diggs? Sure, but he's also got 17 interceptions and two straight Pro Bowl bids to his name.

Stephon Gilmore brings a great veteran presence to this unit even if he's not the Defensive MVP we once saw anymore. He is still a savvy veteran out there who showed last year with the Colts that he's still got it, racking up 11 passes broken up along with a career-high 66 total tackles.

DaRon Bland led the Cowboys last year with five interceptions, and he returns to the fold this year along with Jourdan Lewis who was limited to just six games last season. The Cowboys made an interesting trade with the Dolphins recently, sending Kelvin Joseph to Miami for former first-round pick Noah Igbinoghene. We'll see what Dan Quinn's plans are there but I like the idea given how well this team has done developing DBs in recent years.