Preparations for a hopeful super bowl run are now underway. Only a week removed from minicamp the Cowboys will transition into training camp when they arrive in Oxnard, Calif. July, 25th. Dallas added a new mixture of talent to a team that exceeded expectations producing a 10-6 record and second NFC East title in two years and will need its homegrown and free agent added stars to perform at a high level. Here are the top five most important Cowboys entering the 2019 seasonEmbed from Getty Images
5. Jaylon Smith
The Cowboys high risk taking with the 34th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft paid off as Jaylon Smith shook off a crucial ACL-MCL injury to become a key cog in the Cowboys defense and finished the 2018 season with 121 combined tackles and four sacks, only to be diminished by what was a debatable pro-bowl snuff. Smith creates a dynamic duo a linebacker with second year Leighton Vander Esch as the anchor to the Cowboys defense.
With speed and quickness to run sideline to sideline with the NFL’s best backs and the power and rush ability to take on lineman in the trenches the third year linebacker is expected to be one of the better all-around defensive players in the league.