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    Depth Chart Based on 2021 Offseason Guide to Fix the Dallas Cowboys

    After sharing with you my attempt at being the in my 2021 offseason guide to fix the Dallas Cowboys I thought I'd show you what the projected depth chart would look like based on the moves I've made. Sometimes a visual aid helps to put things in a better perspective.

    Let's take a look…

    OFFENSE

    Dallas Cowboys 2021 Depth Chart
    POSITION FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM THIRD TEAM
    QB Dak Prescott
    RB Ezekiel Elliott Rico Dowdle
    FB Jamize Olawale
    WR (X) Kyle Pitts
    WR (Y) Cedrick Wilson
    WR (slot) Malik Turner
    TE Kyle Pitts Dalton Schultz
    LT Tyron Smith James Hudson Brandon Knight
    LG
    C
    RG Zack Martin Connor McGovern
    RT La'el Collins

     

    As you can see, there isn't much change from the Dallas Cowboys depth chart last season to my projected 2021 depth chart. Getting back several starters from injuries is the key to the Cowboys offensive success in 2021 and other than that the only new additions I made were TE Kyle Pitts and OT James Hudson.

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    Kyle Pitts is someone I think Dallas could utilize in a a variety of ways. I think he compares favorably to WR Mike Evans or TE Darren Walker, which is why I have him listed at both positions on the depth chart. James Hudson's addition upgrades the Cowboys swing tackle position and gives them someone to eventually replace Tyron Smith.

    DEFENSE

    Dallas Cowboys 2021 Depth Chart
    POSITION FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM THIRD TEAM
    RDE Randy Gregory Bradlee Anae
    LDE DeMarcus Lawrence Dorance Armstrong Ron'Dell Carter
    3-tech Gerald McCoy Neville Gallimore
    1-tech Malcolm Brown Antwaun Woods Lorenzo Neal Jr.
    MLB Foyesade Oluokun Francis Bernard
    WLB JaCoby Stevens
    CB1 Richard Sherman Ifeatu Melifonwu
    CB2 Trevon Diggs
    CB3 (slot) Keith Taylor Jr.
    SS Talanoa Hufanga Donovan Wilson
    FS Marcus Williams

    Obviously the most of the Dallas Cowboys turnover will be on the defensive side of the ball. I believe the additions I made are all arguably upgrades and should improve the overall play from what was one of the worst defensive units in the league last season. Of course, not everyone will likely feel as I do.

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    I believe Gerald McCoy is an upgrade over Tyrone Crawford and Malcolm Brown and upgrade over Antwanu Woods, which will go a long ways in helping the Cowboys run . At trading for Foyesade Oluokun gives the Cowboys an experienced, young LB who could challenge for a starting job and the same could be said for Jabril Cox. JaCoby Stevens provides versatility and depth at LB and SS and should be a key player.

    I believe I completely revamped and made over pretty much the entire Cowboys secondary secondary. Richard Sherman provides much-needed veteran experience and someone who knows and has excelled in Dan Quinn's system. His addition should help Dallas' young transition into a new defensive scheme and into the NFL go much more smoothly.

    At safety the Cowboys finally get a difference making type of in Marcus Williams, who would be a perfect fit in Quinn's heavy Cover 1-3 coverage scheme. And even though Donovan Wilson is probably a capable starter at SS, I think Talanoa Hufanga is an upgrade and someone who can excel in a type of role in and around the line of scrimmage.

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    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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    Hoss

    I really hope they don’t overpay Sherman. He’s getting old and has lost a step. I’m not saying he isn’t still good but he’s gonna want all pro money for avg play.

    GhostProtocol

    Scary lack of depth on interior OL!

    ThrowuptheX88

    I’m coming around on drafting Pitts at 10 , but it’s a scary thought that we would need to rely on Sherm staying Healthy though the amount of points we’d score with Pitts might offset that though

    ThrowuptheX88

    I think the Cowboys should look to add a RB whether it’s a mid to late round pick , or someone through free agency , idk about Zeke and i like Pollard but is he worthy of becoming a eventual starter if Zeke turns for the worse like what we’ve seen with other RBs ?

    JASON PAYNE

    Assuming this is the roster I would not put Richard Sherman at CB1. He does not have that kind of skill anymore. Have Trevon man the CB1 (he’ll grow into it) and have Richard man CB2.
    I’m not nearly as high on your corner or your strong safety selections in your draft and I seriously doubt they’ll ever be more than good depth and special teams players while I see Pro Bowl potential in Donovan so I’d switch that as well.

    Frank & Amber Orick

    Dude we dont need a tight end especially at the 10th pick, we have 2 capable starting tightends on the pay roll, one was signed to a multi year contract just last year …at this point Dak is out QB so Defense is 1st, maybe by the draft we will know more about our offensive line situation if the front office deems it a risk then we go offensive line but as of right now we need defense….NOT A TIGHT END

    redsoxu571

    Marcus Williams and Richard Sherman feel like an “or” option rather than an “and”, financially. The team could fit both plus Brown with enough cap creativity, but that would leave things awfully tight and kick a lot of money into the future.

    Ben Miller

    So Dallas in this scenario Dallas is going to sign/tag Dak, add Sherman, a veteran S, a veteran LB, re-sign Aldon Smith and Looney, pay a top 10 draft pick and the rest of the draft class which includes possibly 4 additional comp picks and fig it all under a lower salary cap? How exactly does that work?

    JKA

    I see issues with taking pitts even if you believe him to be a huge threat we still have Schultz who had a pretty good season and is a standard TE and jarwin who is more of vertical threat TE. If we don’t take Dak then we must trade up to the two spot and take Wilson and give the jets our first next years second and a player because they still don’t know what they’re doing with darnold either