The Dallas Cowboys have a few question marks on their roster as we head toward preseason games getting underway. One of those questions has arisen from an injury in camp, as an already thin wide receiver group took a blow with James Washington injuring his lower body.
If Washington is sidelined, CeeDee Lamb will be the only healthy wide receiver on the roster that has caught a touchdown pass in the NFL. While that is certainly concerning, the Cowboys know that they will at least eventually be getting Michael Gallup back in the mix. There are also other weapons offensively, such as tight end Dalton Schultz and running backs Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard that can be relied upon.
The same kind of depth doesn’t exist along the defensive line, where the Cowboys could be in the market for an upgrade. The defensive tackle position was one people wondered aloud if Dallas would look to add some talent to, but thus far, there hasn’t been much.
John Ridgeway was selected in the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft, but other than that, the Cowboys are going to be rolling it back with the same group that they had last season. Carlos Watkins, Neville Gallimore and Osa Odighizuwa round out the depth chart in the middle of the defensive line.
Last season, the Cowboys ranked 16th against the run and unless there are some major improvements internally, they haven’t done much to ensure that they climb those rankings. If it looks like an issue during the remainder of camp, Dallas could look to bring in an established veteran.
One player that could pique their interest is Ndamukong Suh. Suh would bring some much-needed experience to the unit and someone that can help anchor the defensive line against the run.
Despite being 34 years old, Suh showed that he had plenty left in the tank last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, appearing in all 17 games while registering six sacks, seven tackles for loss and 13 quarterback hits despite playing only 63 percent of the team’s snaps.
The No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft has proven to be a durable player, missing only two games in the second season of his career. He can still get the job done in a rotational role as well, providing the Cowboys defense just what they need on the interior of their line.