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Battle Lines: Safety Has Depth Top to Bottom
The Cowboys haven’t always had this much talent and depth at safety, but with three experienced vets and some young playmakers behind them, it’s a solid group from top to bottom.
Battle Lines: Huge Offseason Upgrades to CB Spot
A year ago, the Cowboys struggled to find depth at cornerback but they made a big attempt to fix that in 2023, with the addition of Stephon Gilmore.
Gilmore Already Making Big Impressions Early
The early returns on Stephon Gilmore have been exactly what the Cowboys were looking for when they traded for him in March as his impact has already been felt on both sides of the ball and in the locker room.
Tyler Smith's Position Flex To Be Tested Again
After proving he could adapt on the fly during his rookie season, the Cowboys will ask Tyler Smith to do so yet again as they begin their attempt to sort out the offensive line unit for the best combination possible.
Micah Looks to Add "Smooth" Moves to His Game
As preparations for Year 3 begin to ramp up for Micah Parsons with the Cowboys, he minced no words about his goals - and his path to achieving them.
Diggs, Gilmore Headline Cowboys' Potent CB Unit
With the addition of Stephon Gilmore to a CB room featuring Trevon Diggs, DaRon Bland and Jourdan Lewis, the Cowboys are primed to be the envy of the NFL at the CB position.
LVE Wins Back-to-Back Reliant HR Derby Title
Leighton Vander Esch did his best work as a good Samaritan for the second straight year at the Reliant Home Run Derby, though it came at the expense of some less fortunate baseballs.
Jones Hasn't 'Ruled Out Zeke' After Vaughn Pick
The Cowboys made their draft pick highlight of the weekend with the selection of Deuce Vaughn, but even still, Jerry Jones said a return of Ezekiel Elliott is not off the table.
Mazi Smith 'Designed To Play Physical Football"
Cowboys’ first round pick Mazi Smith let his big personality show on Thursday night after being drafted, and letting everyone know just how physical his play style can be.
Progress Report: Tyron's Adaptability On Display
Despite missing the majority of the 2022 season, Tyron Smith returned nonetheless to help the Cowboys down the stretch by any means possible, even if it meant playing a position he hadn’t played since his rookie year.
Progress Report: Joseph Found Special Teams Role
Kelvin Joseph became an unexpected piece for the Cowboys on special teams in 2022, but will he be able to get on track at cornerback in 2023?
Progress Report: Big Season Ahead For Gallimore
Neville Gallimore has dealt with injuries and a crowded DT room in his first three seasons, but as he enters his contract year, this would be the ideal time for him to take that next step.
Deep Dive Into Cowboys History of Drafting TEs
The Cowboys and head coach Mike McCarthy independently have never gone big for a tight end in the first-round of the NFL Draft. But could this finally be the year they reverse course?
Progress Report: Longest Punt of Anger's Career
After an impressive first season with the Cowboys, Bryan Anger followed that up with an equally strong campaign that was highlighted by the longest punt of his career.
Progress Report: Career Year for Armstrong
Dorance Armstrong’s career-year helped lead one of the best defenses in the NFL for the Cowboys in 2022. Now he will look to take the next step in 2023.
Mock Roundup: These Prospects Picked For No. 26
The Cowboys will have plenty of options at their disposal in the first round with draft analysts giving their thoughts on who makes the most sense for Dallas.
Progress Report: How Will Grier Fits in QB Room
Will Grier was possibly just a hamstring injury away from winning the backup QB job last year. Now he’s behind Dak and Cooper Rush, but could it be a close race again?
Progress Report: Golston Saved His Best For Last
Chauncey Golston gave the Cowboys quality depth in the pass rusher department in 2022 and could be poised to fill that role yet again in 2023.
Progress Report: Micah's Year 2 Was Even Better
Micah Parsons is the self-proclaimed “Lion” of the Cowboys defense, but even after earning Rookie of the Year in 2021, he managed to have an even better Year 2, earning a second-place finish in the DPOY running.
Progress Report: Williams Had Team-High in TFLs
In limited snaps during his rookie year, Sam Williams had just 19 tackles, but he was usually making plays in the backfield, recording a team-high seven tackles for loss.
Progress Report: Clark's Odds-Defying Rookie Year
When he was drafted last April, not many expected Damone Clark to play again until 2023. But he returned from an injury to play in 10 games and should be in position for more this season.
Progress Report: Door Open For Bell in 2023
The Cowboys had their eyes on Markquese Bell since last April when he was one of their 30 visits to The Star. Signed as a rookie free agent, Bell waited his turn last year but could be ready for a big jump in 2023.