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State of the Franchise: Dallas Cowboys Defense

We break down the Dallas Cowboys defensive group. Where they stand now, and what they still need to do.
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State of the Franchise: Dallas Cowboys Defense

RESOURCES: Player Ratings by PFF.com | Player Contracts by Spotrac.com | Stats by Yahoo.com

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DALLAS COWBOYS DEFENSIVE DEPTH CHART

LDE, Demarcus LAWRENCE

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 91.0
  • Contract – DeMarcus Lawrence signed a 3 year [2022-2024], $40,000,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

DT, Trysten HILL

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 65.3
  • Contract – Trysten Hill signed a 4 year [2019-2022], $4,869,974 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

DT, Neville GALLIMORE

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 49.6
  • Contract – Neville Gallimore signed a 4 year [2020-2023], $4,680,449 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

RDE, Dante FOWLER Jr.

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 55.9
  • Contract – Dante Fowler Jr. signed a 1 year [2022], $3,000,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

WLB, Leighton VANDER ESCH

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 63.5
  • Contract – Leighton Vander Esch signed a 1 year [2022], $2,000,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

MLB, Micah PARSONS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 89.8
  • Contract – Micah Parsons signed a 4 year [2021-2024*], $17,079,793 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

LCB, Anthony BROWN

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 67.7
  • Contract – Anthony Brown signed a 3 year [2020-2022], $15,500,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

FS, Donovan WILSON

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 62.5
  • Contract – Donovan Wilson signed a 4 year [2019-2022], $2,647,356 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

SS, Jayron KEARSE

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 76.8
  • Contract – Jayron Kearse signed a 2 year [2022-2023], $10,000,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

RCB, Trevon DIGGS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 59.6
  • Contract – Trevon Diggs signed a 4 year [2020-2023], $6,320,907 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

SCB, Jourdan LEWIS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 61.4
  • Contract – Jourdan Lewis signed a 3 year [2021-2023], $13,500,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

Bench Depth

D. Armstrong, Q. Bohanna, O. Odighizuwa, C. Golston, L. Gifford, K. Joseph, M. Hooker, N. Wright

Analysis

Average PFF Grade: 67.6

Starters with contracts expiring after 2022: T. Hill (DT), D. Fowler (RDE), L. Vander Esch (WLB), A. Brown (LCB), D. Wilson (FS).

Below average PFF grades: T. Hill (65.3), N. Gallimore (49.6), D. Fowler (55.9), L. Vander Esch (63.5), D. Wilson (62.5), T. Diggs (59.6), J. Lewis (61.4).

Plan

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