With the 2014 regular season just two days away, everyone is feeling the excitement and promise of a new year. The Dallas Cowboys open up at home against the San Francisco 49ers in a Week 1 matchup that will most likely be very entertaining.
Now, we’ve all read and listened to how the Cowboys defense is going to compete with last year’s unit as one of the worst in league history. Although this could turn out to be true, there’s a reason teams play the games and a trophy isn’t distributed in the preseason.
With that said, Dallas’ defense has a lot of talented young players capable of being better than they’re projected. The problem is many of them will have to do so in order for the defense to improve from 2013.
Let’s take a look at the projected defensive starters and statistical projections for each of them.