Cowboys hurt by defensive departures this offseason?

With the departure of a few free agents in the secondary this offseason, can Dallas replenish its defense?

| 2 months ago
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Cowboys hurt by defensive departures this offseason?

  • To retain the NFC East title, the Cowboys will have to replenish their defensive personnel considerably.
  • Combined, they lost close to 4,000 defensive snaps, almost as many as the three other teams in their division combined.
  • The team lost three quarters of their starting secondary, including CB Morris Claiborne (406 snaps), CB Brandon Carr (1,013) and S Barry Church (674). Role player J.J. Wilcox (552) also left in free agency.
  • At least the 2017 class is deep in the secondary; 22 of the first 64 picks were used on players in the defensive backfield in PFF’s seven-round analyst mock.
  • Other departed Dallas defenders include Jack Crawford (525) and Terrell McClain (468).

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