The Dallas Cowboys are making moves that could result in a top defense getting even better.
On Tuesday, the club traded for mammoth nose tackle Johnathan Hankins,
sending a sixth-round pick to the Raiders for the 340-pound behemoth and a future seventh.
The biggest weakness on the NFC’s best scoring defense has been their inability to stop the run.
Getting a true run-stuffer who eats space will help, but they’ll also need improved play from their linebacker group.
That may not happen immediately, but on Wednesday it appears they will take a monumentally important baby
step towards improving the talent at the position. LB Damone Clark, who had to undergo spinal fusion surgery
It appears the Cowboys knew something other teams didn’t, as the projected second rounder is
now ready to come off of the NFI list and contribute to the team much earlier than expected.
Clark was expected to miss the entire 2022 season when a scouting combine MRI
revealed a herniated disk in the LSU star’s back. It appears it was the Cowboys doctors who were the ones that discovered the injury.
The scary medical condition didn’t stop him from acing the testing portion of the combine.
His Relative Athletic Score (RAS) ranked him as the 34th-most athletic linebacker to enter the league since 1987.