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DT Neville Gallimore Will Have Instant Impact on 2020 Cowboys Defense

The Dallas Cowboys have several potential impact rookies in 2020. CeeDee Lamb fell to the Cowboys at 17 in the first round and will instantly give the team a dynamic trio at receiver holding down the slot alongside Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup. Trevon Diggs, a long and athletic corner, has a great shot to start right out of the gate. However, third-round selection Neville Gallimore is another young stud that gives the Cowboys a plug on the defensive interior which they’ve needed for years.

The former Oklahoma Sooner talked to the Dallas media after being drafted about what he brings to the table and how he feels the best is yet to come in his football career.

“A high-effort guy. A guy with the jack-of-all-trades. A guy that’s also disruptive and can rush the passer or a guy that can stop the run,” Gallimore said, describing himself. “Whatever you need, whatever you want from me, I will do just that and I’ll do it to the best of my abilities. And how I kind of describe myself, again, is an unfinished process. I feel like a lot of people understand that my ceiling is so high, and I know that. Again, the best football hasn’t come out of me yet, but it’s coming. It’s coming soon.”

Gallimore is coming off of a very productive season in 2019. His four sacks and 32 quarterback pressures were both career highs for him at Oklahoma. Another encouraging nugget is that Gallimore forced four fumbles over his final two collegiate seasons. For a Cowboys defense that has lacked the ability to create turnovers for years, this seems like the perfect marriage.

At the NFL Draft, Gallimore ran a 4.79 in the 40-yard dash which is insane for a man 6’2 and 304 pounds. He can use that speed combined with his power to get into the backfield up the middle which is where quarterbacks hate getting pressure from the most. His versatility is what will get him a lot of playing time early considering he can be disruptive from the 1-technique or the 3-technique, making him a perfect fit to rotate with veteran free-agent additions Gerald McCoy and Dontari Poe.

The Cowboys have desperately been trying to solve a long going issue on the defensive interior. McCoy and Poe may get the most recognition, but adding Gallimore could make this once problem area a strength for the Cowboys defense.

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Matthew Lenix

Written by Matthew Lenix

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  1. I don’t mind Gallimore being groomed and not being forced to start. He has the makings a fine long-term filler at DT. He should make the regular rotation and get his fair share of opportunities. I’m not sold on Poe just yet as a solifiying force that can be sat down, or even cut.

  2. yeah I like things that you write about the Dallas Cowboys and I agree on a lot of the issues you know did you come up with I’m just hoping that I can see us raise another Lombardi trophy before I go in the ground I’ve already watched this rage V I want to watch his raise a 61 maybe that’s me and greedy maybe not but I want that six or even assembling body trophy laugh out loud

  3. His tape reminds me of a young Fletcher Cox. I was THRILLED when the Cowboys got him – Happy for us, but even happier that the Eagles, Giants, or Redskins didn’t.

    Watch out for this guy!

  4. I’m a wait and see type of guy. Until they put on the pads and straps, I don’t buy into the hype. I do hope that all of the rookies live up to the expectations. We’ll see.

  5. Not sure if Da Boys are keeping 4 or 5 DTs. Especially with Crawford who can play both DE and DT.

    But a rotation of McCoy Poe Gallimore and Woods is pretty salty. The double bonus is this allows the older guys not to get worn out and Gallimore to develop. Used to love what Rod M brought to the table but we have seriously upgraded the D and now can realistically think Dallas can do a much better job vs the run.

    Maybe (since Rod M loved him so much) we can get Las Vegas to give up a 3rd or 4th for Hill

  6. I like him in the rotation with McCoy and Poe, especially on 3rd and long we could see him alongside McCoy with Lawrence and A. Smith or Gregory. That would be fun to see those Hot Boys chasing QBs!!!!!

  7. I’m still hoping to see Randy Gregory on the field again. Since
    the NFL is no longer testing for weed. I’m just sayin….

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