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Can the Cowboys Secondary be a Unit of Strength This Season?

, , , and have all performed at /All-Pro levels in recent for the defense. That covers the front seven, but the success hasn't been as good in the .

The unit took a huge blow in free agency losing starters Byron Jones and , making the priority of revamping the secondary even more paramount before the 2020 season kicks off. They started by going back into the free-agent market and added veteran Safety , who played under new Head Coach for five seasons in Green Bay. Also, they brought in who spent 2019 with the as a nice depth piece.

In the Draft, the Cowboys came in like a thief in the night and stole ball-hawking cornerbacks and Reggie Robinson in the second and fourth rounds. Days later, the Cowboys got more depth when they signed veteran cornerback Darly Worley who spent the last two seasons with the .

Now, factoring in these additions plus , , Anthony Brown, , and Darian Thompson the Cowboys are a lot better off in the secondary than they've been in a while from a talent standpoint. However, there is something else that could make them even more effective, their retooled defensive front.

Gerald McCoy and were signed in free agency to be the anchors on the interior. To kick off April, they signed Defensive End Aldon Smith on a one-year deal, who just recently got conditionally reinstated after a five-year absence and is looking to rejuvenate his career after battling personal issues.

The Cowboys hit the interior in the draft by selecting out of Oklahoma in the third round and added edge help with two-time PAC-12 All-American Bradlee Anae in the fifth round out of Utah.

With the league no longer suspending players for positive tests under the new , has a great chance of getting reinstated to be another rusher off the edge to complement DeMarcus Lawrence. Also, you certainly can't forget , Trysten Hill, and who provide even more strength to the unit.

As we all know, the more effective your is the less time a will have to throw which means your secondary won't have to cover as long. The Cowboys have the bodies on the to really be productive collectively, and if they're successful, we could see the most effective Cowboys secondary in a long time.


Matthew Lenix
Matthew Lenix
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