• The Dallas Cowboys have improved offensively over the offseason
  • The recently projected lineups highlighted some concerns on the defensive end
  • Injuries regarding Leighton Vander Esch play an important role in the coming season

The Dallas Cowboys have had one of the more successful offseasons in the league. The expectations for the upcoming year have increased tremendously but there are still some points for improvement.

To put it into perspective, the Cowboys now have more tools to improve their performance from last year. Their 2019 season had them in the middle of with an 8-8 record and was unable to qualify for the playoffs.

This year features new talent such as safety Ha’Sean Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, kicker Greg Zuerlein and defensive backs Daryl Worley and Maurice Canady. To top it all off, they were also able to sign Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton to a deal.

The addition of Dalton gives Dak Prescott a backup quarterback who can run the offense just as well. The veteran experience of Dalton gives a boost to the squad, as he understands his role to the team.

One of the bigger highlights of the year also includes how the Cowboys were able to develop their offense further. They’re expected to be a threat offensively given how well their draft turned out. The Cowboys were able to get away with one of the most talented players of this year’s class, CeeDee Lamb.

Coming out of the Oklahoma Sooners football program, Lamb is projected to become a star wide receiver. The caliber of Lamb is scouted to be elite nobody expected him to drop that far off the draft.

With all of the hype surrounding the Cowboys, their projected lineup by showcases a formidable team. But one thing that has been highlighted by many is how their defense is not as solidified as their offense.

The main concern is in their linebacker position as Leighton Vander Esch is in question. The 24-year-old physical specimen was a huge part of the Cowboy’s program. But his recent neck injury has been an issue as he was forced to sit out weeks 12-16 in last year’s season.

With reports indicating that Vander Esch is fully recovered, the combination of him and Jaylon Smith will be an interesting pair for the Cowboy’s defense.

The season is looking to be an exciting one for the Cowboys as their revamped lineup makes them one of the more anticipated teams in the league.

Dallas Cowboys Defense
The Dallas Cowboys defense poses for a photo in the end zone during play against the Tennessee Titans at AT&T Stadium on November 05, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images