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David Helman

DallasCowboys.com Staff Writer

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What Might A Dan Quinn Draft Look Like?

Mike Nolan oversaw exactly one defense during his time in Dallas, and now it’s on to something new – and presumably much more familiar – in the hire of Dan Quinn as Mike McCarthy’s next defensive coordinator.
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Mailbag: An Interesting Draft Hypothetical?

Do you see the Cowboys initially drafting a DB with the first-round pick, or a strategy similar to last year when a talent like CeeDee Lamb falls at your draft position and you can't pass him up?
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Mailbag: Expectations For The Defense Now?

What type of defensive scheme do you think fits the current roster best? 
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Schultz's Emergence A Rare Bright Spot in 2020

It won’t be a season that many people are eager to look back on. There are silver linings, though, if you want to look for them.
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Mailbag: Predicting Which FAs Come Back?

Other than Dak, how many of the Cowboys' free agents do you feel will be targets to return, if any? 
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Cowboys Part Ways With Mike Nolan, Jim Tomsula

Following a disastrous season for the Dallas defense, the Cowboys have opted to part ways with first-year defensive coordinator Mike Nolan.
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Mailbag: Cowboys In Line For Comp Picks?

No one quite knows the compensatory pick formula, but it looks like the Cowboys will get several comp picks. With that in mind, what do you think the best strategy for the 2021 draft is? 
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Mailbag: Biggest Problem For The Defense?

Now that the season is over, what's the verdict on the defensive situation as a whole? 
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Mailbag: Changing Jaylon's Position?

Do you think adding Jaylon Smith to the defensive line as a pass rusher would provide more speed and better coverage for our defense? 
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Leighton Vander Esch: "I'm On A Mission"

Leighton Vander Esch didn’t necessarily need to talk about his frustration or his determination, it could all be easily heard in his voice.
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Reflecting On A "Uniquely Challenging Season"

As he goes through the wrap up process for this unprecedented season, Mike McCarthy reflected on some of the challenges and disappointments that faced the Cowboys in 2020.
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Washington Win Finalizes Opponents, Draft Order

It wasn’t pretty. In fact, it was one of the ugliest games of the 2020 NFL season, but the Washington Football Team escaped Philadelphia with a 20-14 win on Sunday night, clinching the NFC East in the process.
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Tough Loss A Microcosm For A Trying 2020 Season

There are plenty of ways to explain that microcosm – from Andy Dalton battling a hand injury, to questionable coaching decisions, to key drops and defensive miscues.
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Jaylon Smith On Future: "Watch The Film"

The end of any season brings about untold uncertainty.
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Gut Feeling: Predictions For NFC East Matchups

The Cowboys find themselves in another must-win situation Sunday, as do the Giants. Who wins? What does it mean for the playoffs? 
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Dalton Not Worried About Wet Conditions Sunday

 Around these parts, it’s fairly common to worry about the weather.
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D-Law: It Doesn't Matter Who's In Front Of Us

It’s a criticism that’s been following the Cowboys’ defense in recent weeks, and DeMarcus Lawrence isn’t trying to hear it.
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Mailbag: Predicting Andy Dalton's Future?

Is there any chance in the world he would be willing to stick around and be Dak's backup again?
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Jerry Jones: Zack Martin Unlikely For Week 17

Sunday might be too soon to see the return of Zack Martin, to hear it from Jerry Jones.
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Mailbag: Explaining The Defense's Turnaround?

How much of that can be credited to time vs. parting ways with veterans who were taking slots from hungry young guys vs. getting our DBs healthy and finally playing together?
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