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Dallas Cowboys Defensive Line Looking Absolutely Stacked

Don't look now, but compared to years past the is looking as if it is absolutely stacked full of talent. Whether it's or , the depth at both positions looks pretty formidable right now. This could possibly be the best DL unit has had since joining the Cowboys.

On paper, the Dallas Cowboys current depth along the defensive line seems to be an upgrade over what we saw on the field in the against the . That last impression is the way many of us still view the Cowboys DL and unfortunately they were embarrassingly manhandled in that contest.

Thankfully though that was last year and this is now. The Dallas Cowboys clearly wanted to upgrade their DL and it's really starting to look as if they've done just that. But don't take my word for it, let's take a look at the current depth along the defensive line so that you can get a better idea of what I'm talking about.

Defensive End

Defensive Tackle

Hybrid DE/DT

As you can see, the depth throughout the defensive line is pretty impressive and that's not even including players like DeMarcus Lawrence and Tyrone Crawford who have yet to practice. Nearly every listed above has stood out at some point this and that could make things extremely difficult for the Dallas Cowboys when the time to make cuts.

The Dallas Cowboys typically only keep around 10 defensive lineman on their . That means only about half of the current DL on the roster make the team. There's a quite a bit of talent who could get released because of the numbers crunch and some of those might surprisingly be veterans.

If some of these younger undrafted players like Ricky Walker and Daniel Wise continue to impress maybe Tyrone Crawford becomes expendable. He still has two years remaining on his current contract, but the Cowboys could save a little money if they or released him. It's an option, but these young guns will definitely need to prove they're capable of replacing his production.

It's hard to believe the Dallas Cowboys have such a plethora of riches, or so it seems, along their defensive line. It's a position they've undervalued for years now, but it finally looks as if they could put together a pretty formidable unit for the . That's what we all hope at least.

What do you think of the Dallas Cowboys depth along the defensive line?

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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