#2. Dorance Armstrong, Defensive End
Many seemingly haven’t understood the team’s fascination with defensive end Dorance Armstrong over his first three years on the roster. After all, the former fourth-rounder out of Kansas recorded a total of only 2.5 sacks over that span and actually didn’t record a single sack in 2020.
But Armstrong proved his doubters wrong last season, posting an impressive 5.0 sacks in only five starts. And following the debacle that was the botched re-signing of Randy Gregory this offseason, the spotlight fell on Armstrong’s shoulders this summer to become the team’s primary pass rusher opposite DeMarcus Lawrence.
Yet, Armstrong isn’t the team’s only hope of getting to the quarterback as he’ll receive plenty of help from rookie Sam Williams, former first-rounder Dante Fowler Jr., and the reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year in linebacker Micah Parsons.
Still, entering his fifth NFL season, the 25-year old Armstrong has a chance to build on his breakout performance from last season and prove the team right for supporting him through those first few seasons in Dallas.