Bleeding Green Nation’s 2020 Philadelphia Eagles opponent preview series continues today with their Week 8 and Week 16 enemy: the Dallas Cowboys. (Previously: Week 7 preview.)
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Notable free agency additions: DT Gerald McCoy, S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, DT Dontari Poe, DE Aldon Smith, K Greg Zuerlein
Over/under 10 wins? Can we take a push at 10 wins? The Cowboys certainly have the talent to be a double-digit win team. Now we’ll get to see if it was the coaching staff holding them back or not. If they fail again this year, their talent may be overrated. We’ll go over 10 wins, but not with a lot of conviction.
Rookie I’m most excited about: Without question it’s WR CeeDee Lamb. Somehow the Cowboys were able to get Lamb in the first round after spending all draft season basically writing of his availability at pick #17. He fits in perfectly as the slot receiver this year and the trio of Lamb, Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup has a lot of people excited about the Cowboys offense.
Best position battle heading into training camp: Cornerback. Byron Jones left in free agency and the Cowboys have a boatload of corners, but no one truly standing out as the guy(s). Chidobe Awuzie and rookie Trevon Diggs could be the guys on the outside, and Anthony Brown and Jourdan Lewis will battle at the slot. But nothing is settled at the position.The battle at center to replace Travis Frederick is a close second.
Biggest storyline heading into training camp: Will Mike McCarthy and the new coaching staff make a difference with this team? For a few years there has been the feeling that Jason Garrett and Co. were holding this team back. With a Super Bowl winning coach at the helm and a star-studded staff of coaches, the team needs to win now.
Under-the-radar storyline heading into training camp: Special teams. The Cowboys were horrible last year and it cost them games. They will have a kicking battle with Greg Zuerlein expected to be the guy, and they brought on one of the best special teams coaches in John Fassel. They have to get the special teams phase of the game fixed.
Notable injuries heading into training camp: LB Leighton Vander Esch is recovering from serious neck surgery and is someone all eyes will be watching in his recovery. Starting guard Connor Williams is rehabbing a torn ACL and DL Tyrone Crawford is coming back from hip surgery.