Many football fans have determined that the Dallas Cowboys defense is the best or second-best in the NFL. This is due to having two seasons of great stats and great players who outperform.
Thanks to defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, the Dallas Cowboys have thrived since his arrival and has ranked high in the polls for the best defense in the league.
Why will next season's defense be better than the last two you may ask?
The answer is progress. The Cowboys have been steadily getting better and better each season under Quinn and the same will happen next season.
Quinn trusts all his players and all the players trust Quinn. It's perfect, and the proof is there. While the 2022 offense wasn't as good as 2021, the defense definitely was, or some would even say better.
The defense was great in 2021, but they were never the main reason why the Cowboys would win games. In 2022, there were multiple games where the defense took over and won the game themselves with almost no help from the offense.
The defense during the early and middle games of last season was unstoppable, but all of the sudden something occurred that would throw a wrench into Dan Quinn's plan.
During the Jacksonville Jaguars game in mid-December, the Cowboy's defense let up 40 points in the loss. This was terrible news for the Cowboys fanbase, as Quinn's coaching skills seemed to be exposed by the Jags.
For the next few games, the defense looked tired and defeated. With Quinn's secret to his defense exposed, how will the defense function the way it used to?
This would only be a temporary problem though because as soon as the playoffs started, the elite defense we all know was back.
The Cowboys allowed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to score 14 points in the wild-card game and the San Francisco 49ers to score only 19. Allowing under 20 points for two very good offenses like those was a big win for Quinn and the defense.
The Cowboys will be coming off of these defensive victories and will be looking to play even better. Now that Dan Quinn will be returning for next season along with the players (including Corner Back Stephon Gilmore), the future is bright for the city of Dallas.
Looking at all those observations, it seems that the Cowboys' defense will not decrease in this upcoming season so that only leaves one way to go, up.
This defense will be unnatural this season, with so much talent and skill, this will definitely be the greatest defense in the Cowboys' history.
All the defensive players must stay healthy throughout the season for this to occur. Fans will not be pleased if stars like Micah Parsons or Trevon Diggs fall down in the middle of a game due to injury.
Quinn has some more tricks up his sleeve for this year that will surely come in handy against big-time opponents, after all, Quinn did decide to stay in Dallas rather than take another head coaching job last season, meaning he's ready to make the Cowboys defense even stronger.