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    Dallas Cowboys Should Be Fine At DT in 2019

    The put on a stellar performance last season and should have an even stronger year in 2019. Although no splashes were made during , the made key signings and draft picks in the . Among the biggest concerns for the team was the defensive position. It was considered one of the main the front office had to address ahead of next season. With less than a month away, the Cowboys should be feeling pretty well about the interior . You should too.

    The biggest addition came in the of the 2019 . With their first selection of the year, the Dallas Cowboys drafted DT Trysten Hill, from Central Florida. Hill is a talented player that can  help at both the three-tech and one-tech spots. He will likely contribute most as a three-tech, though.

    How much will Hill actually contribute from the get-go remains to be seen. We know is great at developing young defensive linemen, so it wouldn't come as a surprise to see him on an important role early in the season.

    Maliek Collins
    Dallas Cowboys DT Maliek Collins

    He won't be the only important three-technique DT, though. Maliek Collins, who will be playing his fourth season in the NFL will play a lot, too. Collins has had a lot of injuries to deal with during his career. Fortunately, that hasn't been the case this offseason. So far, he's been having what seems like his healthiest offseason of his career.

    When healthy, Collins has proven to be a quality player for the Cowboys defense. If he manages to stay on the field, he has what it takes to be the starter in Dallas. Specially now that he's playing on a contract year, Collins will be out there proving his worth for Dallas or any team that's interested in him in 2020 when he hits free agency. Perhaps we won't stay for long, but as far as next season is concerned, he will.

    We'll see how these two battle for snaps since training camp, but it'll be a battle between two good players. Either way it goes, should be confident in the team's three-techs.

    As for the one-technique spot, don't forget about the remarkable job done by Antwaun Woods last season. His stats may not jump out of the page, but that's part of being a one-tech DT. His presence was constantly felt as he disrupted plays and racked up 15 starts.

    On top of these guys, we have the key rotational players that will provide the Cowboys defensive line with value even when starters are taking a breath on the sidelines. , who has been spending time on the interior and on the edges for Dallas for years now, will probably see the most of his snaps as a DT thanks to the depth at DE.

    Add to the mix and (who, like Crawford, could play DT if needed) and you have a solid rotation at the position for the . At best, the Cowboys will find two quality starters and play them in the vast majority of the defensive snaps. In the worst case scenario, Rod Marinelli's defense will have a deep rotation of DT that will always be fresh when asked to play.

    With elite play from as the right and help on the other side from , the defensive tackles have the opportunity to take the game in the trenches to the next level. They have the talent to do so. I wouldn’t be too concerned about the position heading into 2019, even though it was one of the biggest concerns prior to the offseason.

    What do you think about the Cowboys defensive tackles?

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    Mauricio Rodriguez
    Mauricio Rodriguezhttps://www.facebook.com/PrimeroCowboys/
    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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