As a professional football team of America Dallas Cowboys compete in the NFL as a member of NFC East division. Despite the regressing record of Dallas Cowboys in 2017, there are some positive points of this season. While the missing time of Sean Lee upset the defense, the performance of young players from a similar side of the ball gave some hope.
In 2017, Demarcus Lawrence had total 79 pressures, and he was regarded as the 3rd edge rusher with the highest grade. Other payers including Chidobe Awuzie and David Irving had stretches where they demonstrated their position as the building blocks for defense.
Prediction: Second in NFC East
The team gets a healthy boost of Tyron Smith on the side of the offense who is returning from an injury. Ezekiel Elliott will be a focal point on the offensive side. He doesn’t have a suspension looming for six-game to commence the season. It will be interesting to see who emerges as top targets “Dak Prescott” after the release of Dez Bryant and retirement of Jason Witten.
What about Prescott?
There is a prediction that Prescott may be dropped off in the second year, but the reality was different. He proved himself once again with the overall 80.0 grade and showed strengths. These were the highlights of PFF QB Annual 2018.
With his 109.9 passer rating, he led quarterbacks and ranked in top 10 at evading worthy games at 2.81%. With his adjusted 46.5 percentage for completion on deep throws, he ranked fourth. He faced the significant drop off in his passer rating when he was not blitzed and kept clean.
At this time, his passer rating was 116.5, and he had 95.0 rating (below average). When he was not blitzed, the passer rating of 101.3 dropped in 2017 to 77.4.
Replacement of Dez
To become number one receiver of Cowboys, the Allen Hurns signed projects and current offseason. He came back after recovering from his injuries in 2017. He had the highest grade 23rd among wideouts.
2015 was his breakout season when Hurns lined up and was efficiently in this procedure. In this year, with his 116.2 pass racing, he obtained 9th rank among the receivers of the league. He was extremely productive to finish deep passes in top ten for yards and catch rate.
Considering his 99 targets and ten touchdowns, passer rating of Hurns is untenable. He lines up in Dallas on the outside. His Jaguar tenure proved that he could play a prominent passing role in the game.