Cowboys: 3 burning questions surrounding the Dallas defense in 2020

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The Dallas Cowboys entered the offseason with quite a few questions as they had to decide whether or not to re-sign certain players. Of course, their attention is centered around getting a long-term deal done with Dak Prescott, despite neither side coming close to an agreement just yet.

While Prescott is the main focus —- even with him signing his franchise tender recently — Dallas elected to re-sign Amari Cooper on the offensive side of the ball. As a result of their decision to retain Cooper, the Cowboys would lose both Robert Quinn and Byron Jones in free agency, leaving them with glaring holes on defense.

Last season, Dallas finished with the No. 8 ranked defense in the NFL, allowing 327 yards per game. On the other hand, they also boasted the No. 11 ranked scoring defense, surrendering 20.1 points per game.

Heading into next season, there are unquestionably some concerns surrounding Dallas’ defensive unit. With that in mind, here are three burning questions that the Cowboys’ defense faces in the 2020 NFL season.