Like any team in the NFL, the Cowboys do not have Pro Bowlers at every starting position, much less at the backup positions. But just how good or bad is the depth at the Cowboys backup positions heading into 2018?
With three preseason games left to go, there remains a lot of uncertainty about the backup situation on the Dallas Cowboys roster, particularly in terms of depth, though it’s probably fair to say that there are some positions where depth is more of a concern than others.
At QB, running back, wide receiver, linebacker, and offensive line, a lot of the roster discussions have been about whether the Cowboys really need that much depth at those spots. Do they keep a third QB, a fourth RB, a sixth WR, a seventh linebacker, or a ninth OL? In some ways, those are good questions to have to answer, even if they don’t automatically mean that the starters at those spots are All Pros.
Yet even at positions where the Cowboys are stacked with All Pros, like along the O-line, the depth there didn’t wow anybody during the 49ers game.
At linebacker, the Cowboys may end up with one of the best units in the league this year, but are they really deep enough to survive another prolonged Sean Lee absence? They certainly weren’t last year.
But the depth at other positions is probably way worse and certainly won’t lead you to break out in a spontaneous rendition of “Happy Happy Joy Joy”
- A look the Cowboys’ tight ends might prompt an observer to say, “Okay, now I’ve seen your depth, where are your starters?”
- At defensive tackle, the question seems to be less about depth and more about whether there is even one guy on the roster (who isn’t injured or suspended) who could handle the job.
- If you’re worried about the Cowboys starters at safety, you’re probably even more scared about their backups than a seven-year old taking his first ride into a haunted house.
- At defensive end, it feels like there are a lot of pedigreed bodies running around camp, but how much quality do the Cowboys really have there? The DEs didn’t record a single sack against the 49ers.
- At corner, the question is perhaps less about the quality of the backups and more about whether the top guys can pick up where they left off in 2018.
So as you review the quality at each position group, which one are you most worried about?
The depth situation at which position worries you most heading into the 2018 season?
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