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Claiborne has been on these lists every year, but, at least, this time, there is actually something to possibly be excited about.Sean Davis Jersey He's finally in an offseason where he isn't rehabbing one injury or another. Sure, he's on a one-year prove-it deal, that doesn't mean that they don't expect to be rewarded for re-signing him. He's also said to have his weight up to 195 or so,Jeremy Hill Jersey which is an improvement from the 180 he was playing at last season. He actually wasn't all that bad last year and seemed to play with a lot more confidence. That's the key ingredient that was missing from him in the past and that's imperative for an NFL cornerback to have.
The one part of his game that the Cowboys hope he gets back is the ability to make big plays on the ball. For all the doubts that everyone has had in his abilities,Daryl Washington Jersey his calling card to the NFL was the big play potential. It certainly looking more like he was surrounded by great players, but scouts will say if they have seen it once, they want to see it again. This is another contract year for him and one where he could really set up his future.C.J. Anderson Jersey
Benson Mayowa, DE
The defensive linemen are dominating this list, but it's true. The Cowboys did practically nothing in free agency to address defensive end. Instead,Darren McFadden Jersey they went after a restricted free agent that they have had a crush on since he came into the league and went to Seattle. Mayowa has the measurables and speed around the edge to be a fit at right end but is rather inexperienced. Still, Dallas offered him a contract that the Raiders didn't match and now he's a Cowboy. Like every player on this list,Andre Williams Jersey he's young and has shown some flash potential to be really good. The question is - Mayowa can handle a heavier workload. Does he have the skills to be successful at this level?
Well, he certainly did a fine job against the Broncos last season.Julius Peppers Jersey He's got the quickness off the edge and the push to be a load for offensive linemen to deal with. He just needs more time in the position and the hope is that he'll make a significant impact this season. They'll at least be counting on him in the interim, and much like Irving, they need some youth to shine through.Stephen Hill Jersey There is something here that the Cowboys really like and believe will benefit this team, Mayowa has Broaddus excited, so there's that.
Anthony Hitchens, LB
They didn't get near as much out of Hitchens last season but the whole team kind of imploded after week two.Jacoby Brissett Jersey Hitchens may be looked at by some as a luxury player but this is a guy that has made some plays with his impeccable recognition. He can play all of the linebacker positions but will compete for the SAM linebacker position again this year. When he's at his best is when he's allowed to see and react. I distinctively remember the fourth down stop against the Rams that was just incredible.
He's smart and reliable, he's always shown that he can make the most of his opportunities. He's been one of Matt Eberflus' guys since day one and now he'll have to fight off some younger guys. It could be one of the more competitive positions this offseason and their banking on his ability to stand out above the rest.