One Dallas D-Lineman Feels That The Losses Won’t Have An Impact On Team

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The Cowboys might be losing players left and right that had an impact for this defensive unit, but that won’t stop this team from doing what they need to in order to reach the goal that is set in place.


For a team like the Dallas Cowboys, only one thing will make the 2017 season a success, winning Super Bowl 52.  The Cowboys are loaded at almost every position on the offensive side of the ball, but lacks the play makers that they needed to contend in the big game last season.  This is the biggest reason this team is not upset about the majority of the players that they are losing on defense.

Dallas would have liked to have Morris Claiborne, Brandon Carr, J.J. Wilcox, and Barry Church back, or a combination of the four, but the league has a salary cap.  All four players also received money that the Cowboys were not going to offer to a player that had a hand in giving up passing yards and plays in bunches at times, especially in that divisional round game against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.

Per Pro Football Talk, Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford is not worried about the pieces that left this team in this year’s free agency.

“I just trust we have a plan,” defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford said Friday, via Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News. “With the defense that we run, [defensive coordinator Rod] Marinelli is going to get a guy in there and he’s going to have him doing the right thing anyway. I’m excited for next year. I’m not worried about what’s happening this offseason. Just excited to get going.”

For the most part, this team is led by their defensive coordinator Marinelli.  Last season, the Cowboys didn’t have the play makers that some teams have on that side of the ball, but Marinelli was able to get the most out of his 11 guys that he had on field and help this team get to their NFC-best 13-3 record.

“Man, I have these questions every offseason,” Crawford said. “I feel I know what I’m about to be doing and things change on me. I’m going to be ready for anything. It is what it is at this point. If I’m a jump around guy, I’m a jump around guy.”

As it looks right now, the Cowboys have a lot of work to do on that defensive side of the ball, but they do might have something huge to look forward to.  2016 rookies Jaylon Smith and Charles Tapper look to make their debut in 2017 and both have a real shot of having an impact for this defense.  If they can get these two, along with a pick or two to have an impact in 2017, this defense has a shot at being above average.  That is all you ask for with the offense the Cowboys hold in Dallas.

Marinelli has been a magician with the defenses he has been given, imagine if he had a couple more play makers to work with!

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