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Cowboys DE Dorance Armstrong Could Be Needed Quickly

The are stronger at than they've been in some time, but they still lack a specific type of pass rusher. Rookie may be able to fill that role, giving him an early opportunity to contribute that many mid-round rookies can't find.

While has become a beast and is expected to do more as a second-year player, they are both better suited to play on the left side. It is that right side DE, the athletic type who can take on NFL left , that the Cowboys haven't had since left.

It was supposed to be , but we all know the issues he's dealt with the last three years. His request to the league is expected to go through, but even then we can't be sure the type of player he will be.

If Gregory isn't still the talent that Dallas hoped for in 2015, the next man up just might be Armstrong. He is a raw talent, still undersized for consistent NFL defensive end work, but he has the natural agility and style of play that best suits the weak-side rusher.

Sean's Scout: Defensive End Dorance Armstrong Has Upside to Fill Marinelli's Rotation
Dallas Cowboys DE Dorance Armstrong

Veteran is more like Lawrence and Charlton, bigger and more suited from the strong side. Another option, , has yet to prove he can get through a single game without .

Rookies have not had a hard time finding early work in Dallas lately.

Obviously, it didn't take long to make an immediate impact. We've also seen the same from Cornerbacks , , and , , and .

With the difficulties that guys like Gregory and Tapper may have getting back into football shape, Armstrong could have a leg up in . The Cowboys won't hesitate to give him the work if he's the best man for the job, regardless of draft status or tenure.

These new look, new era Dallas Cowboys are all about meritocracy, so Dorance Armstrong could rise quickly if he performs. It would make for a nice immediate return on a fourth-round pick.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
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Will

Ealy is going to be a beast I believe, so it’s just going to be hard to get steady reps for Armstrong

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