Overrated. More of a check down thrower. Effective runner. Struggles without a consistent running attack.
Elite runner between and outside the tackles. Powerful runner with elusive ability. Great feel for the blocks and position of defenders.
Protection & Blocking
The foundation of their team. Would not nearly be an effective offense without this unit. Strong and athletic. Defenders get moved easily. Difficult to penetrate.
Not an impressive group at all. Not even great run blockers as they are likely going to have to lean on the run game often. Play making ability is at a minimum. Lost an aggressive catcher in Dez Bryant and reliable catcher Jason Witten. Lacks a go-to guy. Not sure who if any one is going to step up.
Skills Analysis Notes
Will have to rely on a run heavy offense with the lack of weapons at the receiver positions. A lot of responsibility will be on the shoulders of Zeke Elliot. One dimensional team where opponents can easily game plan against. Can control time of possession but not a team built to comeback from deficits. Lost a lot of leadership with Dez Bryant and Jason Witten.
4 man pass rush with massive human beings. Definitely the strength of their defense. Capable of generating consistent pressure with only 4 man rush.
Injury prone. Have guys that can cover a lot of range.
A lot of average players. No standouts. Solid collectively as a group but no extraordinary talent. Reliant on front creating pressure to make plays.
Controlling Field Position
Skills Analysis Notes
Lacks play making ability. No superstar. Secondary can be very vulnerable if pressure is not created by front 7. Relies more on scheme than talent.
Special Teams and Coaching
Overall Unit Analysis
Tavon Austin is a good addition and will contribute in the return game.
Overall Coaching / School Analysis
Usually pretty obvious with game plan. Not going to do much to disguise what they will do. Not bad but not great either. Can manage a game if they are winning.
Last season, did the team
meet your expectations?
Met My Expections
One dimensional team that will be simple for teams to stop. Not a team built to comeback from deficits. Defense lacks play makers. In a much stronger and competitive division, Cowboys will finish close to the bottom.