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After Dominant Draft, Cowboys Secondary Remains the Weak Spot

The expectations for the 2020 are high. They should be. New should be able to take a very talented roster to the next level of playoff success. With a ring in his resumé, the former Packers coach should flip the script for a team that hasn't made the trip to the Game since 1996.

This is true now more than ever after the Cowboys put together one of the best rookie classes in the . Headlined by , the Cowboys draft class is expected to contribute right away. Nationally, it's graded as one of the best rookie classes of the year.

However, even with Alabama being drafted by Dallas with their second-round pick, the team's defensive backfield appears to be the team's weak spot.

Last year, many issues arose for the Cowboys that caused the team to miss the . At times it was game-planning and . But when it comes to players, a few positions come to mind.

The team took a huge step backward on defense after a dominant 2018 campaign. Despite finding success in the department with DeMarcus Lawrence and Robert Quinn, the Cowboys struggled in the trenches with a poor position.

That has since been addressed by signing veterans and . The Cowboys also drafted DT from Oklahoma, who should be in the rotation as a rookie.

This should not only help the itself but the position that seemingly regressed in 2019 as well. However, when you take a look at where the linebackers struggled, it was mainly due to poor defensive line play upfront.

I expect the Cowboys front seven to drastically improve in 2020.

On , the Cowboys seem completely ready. They committed to developing by signing him to a multi-year deal. As far as , well… the team drafted CeeDee Lamb to complement and . The offensive center position might still be a question mark, but the team has at least three viable options in , , and .

As we get closer to the NFL announcing its schedule next week, the one position that should still concern the Cowboys is the defensive backfield. Trevon Diggs is promising, sure, but can he start right away?

Anthony Brown, Chidobe Awuzie, and have shown flashes, but none has truly stepped up to become the team's number one guy. At best, this is a cornerback room that has a bunch of contributors but not a clear-cut number one.

At the position, will be paired up with Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. At best, an average unit. The Cowboys are even evaluating the possibility of turning Awuzie into a safety.

The Dallas Cowboys are a legit Super Bowl contending team and while they have many strengths, particularly on offense, they will likely struggle with a weak . Hopefully, someone steps up at corner to solidify the team's defense. Or, hopefully they simply outscore teams with a powerful offensive attack.

Mauricio Rodriguez
Mauricio Rodriguez
I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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