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DL Kerry Hyder Impressive In Cowboys Week 2 Preseason Win

joined the Cowboys this on a one year deal, and while the four-year NFL veteran has put up some solid tape in his time around the league, it was hard to project just what he could bring to the Cowboys .

Listed at 6'2″ 270 pounds, Hyder is a bit of a tweener on the . Though the answer to “will he play or end” seems to be “both” to this point in the .

As he fights for his life on this deep defensive line, Kerry Hyder had himself a day in the Cowboys 14-10 victory over the Rams last weekend.

Hyder made an excellent play defending a screen pass in the first quarter, reading the play perfectly and reacting quickly to Darrell Henderson coming out of the backfield. Hyder also created some pressure on the , and finished with 3 combined tackles in very limited playing time.

Hyder's versatility is working well for him as he looks to make the final roster. Like a type player, Hyder will be able to move inside and out depending on the situation. This allows the Cowboys to be flexible in how they structure their on defense, and in how they decide to rush the passer on third down.

A pass rushing package involving and on the with the combination of Hyder and on the inside could turn out to be a very dangerous one for opposing offenses to deal with.

spoke to this versatility a couple of months ago, showing just how much he values what Kerry Hyder can bring to this team.

“Maybe you adjust him sometime, once in a while – in a one-on-one situation, stick him over a and start to get a feel for it.” – Rod Marinelli

Earlier this offseason, I wrote that Kerry Hyder could end up being Rod Marinelli's next great under-the-radar find on the defensive line. And if he continues to play with the hustle and awareness that he had on Saturday, he's going to make Rod look very smart in his evaluation.

Kerry Hyder is making it very difficult for the to let him go. And, at the end of the preseason, I do expect Kerry Hyder to find himself on the Cowboys' active roster. Especially considering how is playing at quarterback, and how his could open up an extra spot at a different position group.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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