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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Dallas Cowboys - 2015 Projections

Dallas Cowboys

Overall Outlook
The Dallas Cowboys put up big numbers in 2014 leading them to a 12-4 record and a division title. Dallas relied on a very strong offensive line an running back DeMarco Murray last year, but this year they'll be without the services of Mr. Murray, so the question is... Will Joe Randle and Darren McFadden be able to take over in big D?  We expect they will do just fine and expect Dallas to be a playoff contender again in 2015. 

Offseason Moves
Key additions: RB Darren McFadden, FB Jed Collins, DE Greg Hardy, OLB Keith Rivers, ILB Jasper Brinkley, ILB Andrew Gachkar
Key losses: RB DeMarco Murray, OT Jermey Parnell, DE Anthony Spencer, DE George Selvie, DT Henry Melton, OLB Bruce Carter, CB Sterling Moore, CB Corey White, KR Dwayne Harris

Offensive Outlook
The Dallas starters are excellent fantasy football options. Romo is a solid QB1, Randle should be a solid RB2, Bryant is an elite WR1, and Witten is a solid TE1.  The Cowboys will be in plenty of high scoring games this year (Giants x2, Eagles x2, Redskins x2, Saints, Patriots, Falcons, and Packers), which only increases their overall fantasy value. Additionally, the offensive line is phenomenal, so look for an excellent 2015 out of the Cowboys stars.

Projections - 2015
QB1 - Tony Romo - Passing - 3800 yds / 34 tds 
RB1 - Joe Randle - Rushing - 1100 yds / 10 tds  Receiving - 30 recs / 250 yds / 2 tds
RB2 - Darren McFadden - Rushing - 600 yds / 3 tds  Receiving - 35 recs / 250 yds / 1 td
WR1 - Dez Bryant - Receiving - 100 recs / 1350 yds / 15 tds
WR2 - Terrance Williams - Receiving - 40 recs / 675 yds / 6 tds
WR3 - Cole Beasley - Receiving - 40 recs / 500 yds / 3 tds
TE1 - Jason Witten - Receiving - 60 recs / 700 yds / 5 tds

Defensive Outlook
The Dallas Defense was much better than expected in 2014, giving up the the 19th most yards per game and the 15th most points allowed a year ago.  The organization went out and improved their defense by adding Byron Jones and Randy Gregory in the draft and signed Greg Hardy in the offseason. We expect the Dallas defense to be solid, but still not great due to playing such a tough schedule. However, IDP studs are all over their lineup.

Projections - 2015
DE1 - Demarcus Lawrence - 45 total Ts / 7 sacks / 2 passes defensed / 5 total TOs
DE2 - Greg Hardy - 35 total Ts / 10 sacks / 1 pass defensed / 2 total TOs
DE3 - Randy Gregory - 25 total Ts / 5 sacks / 1 pass defensed / 2 total TOs
DT1 - Nick Hayden - 45 total Ts / 1 sack / 0 passes defensed / 1 total TO
DT2 - Tyrone Crawford - 35 total Ts / 2 sacks / 2 passes defensed / 2 total TOs
OLB1 - Sean Lee - 130 total Ts / 1 sack / 4 passes defensed / 4 total TOs
OLB2 - Anthony Hitchens - 95 total Ts / 1 sack / 3 passes defensed / 2 total TOs
MLB - Jasper Brinkley/Rolando McClain - 105 total Ts / 2 sacks / 3 passes defensed / 4 total TOs
CB1 - Brandon Carr - 70 total Ts / 0 sacks / 14 passes defensed / 3 total TOs
CB2 - Orlando Scandrick - 60 total Ts / 0 sacks / 12 passes defensed / 2 total TOs
S1 - Barry Church - 125 total Ts / 0 sacks / 5 passes defensed / 4 total TOs
S2 - J.J. Wilcox -  60 total Ts / 0 sacks / 3 passes defensed / 3 total TOs

Schedule

See HERE for schedule analysis.
Depth Charts
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PosNoPlayer 1NoPlayer 2NoPlayer 3NoPlayer 4NoPlayer 5
Offense
LWR88Bryant, Dez 10/111Beasley, Cole CF1216Jenkins, AJ CC/KC85Goodley, Antwan CF1581Greenberry, Deontay CF15
RWR83Williams, Terrance 13/315Street, Devin 14/519Farmer, George CF1517Harwell, Nick CF1513Whitehead, Lucky CF15
RWR    14Dunn, Reggie SF14
LT77Smith, Tyron 11/175Weems, Darrion P/Den67Gibson, Laurence 15/7  
LG65Leary, Ronald CF 1271Collins, La'el CF15   
C72Frederick, Travis 13/178Patrick, Ronald CF14   
RG70Martin, Zack 14/173Bernadeau, Mackenzy U/Car   
RT68FREE, DOUG 07/479Green, Chaz PUP61Wetzel, John SF1374Dill, RJ SF15 
TE82WITTEN, JASON 03/384Hanna, James 12/6   
TE89Escobar, Gavin 13/287Swaim, Geoff 15/7   
QB9ROMO, TONY CF033WEEDEN, BRANDON SF1410Vaughan, Dustin CF147Showers, Jameill CF15 
RB20McFadden, Darren PUP21Randle, Joseph 13/525Dunbar, Lance CF1230Seastrunk, Lache SF1537Johnson, Gus CF15
FB44CLUTTS, TYLER SF1348Agnew, Ray SF15   
Defense
LDE90Lawrence, Demarcus 14/258Crawford, Jack SF1499Russell, Ryan 15/595Edwards, Lavar T/Ten63Gardner, Ben 14/7
LDT96Hayden, Nick SF1397McClain, Terrell R/Hou66Bishop, Ken 14/7  
RDT98Crawford, Tyrone 12/364Whaley, Chris CF1460Coleman, Davon CF14  
RDE94Gregory, Randy 15/292MINCEY, JEREMY U/Den79Boatright, Kenneth SF1463Obada, Efe SF15 
SLB59Hitchens, Anthony 14/451Wilber, Kyle 12/444Wilson, Damien 15/400Brown, Jonathan SF15 
MLB55McClain, Rolando PUP54BRINKLEY, JASPER U/Min52Gachkar, Andrew U/SD00Glaud, Ka'Lial SF15 
WLB50Lee, Sean 10/246Baggs, Donnie CF1543Smith, Keith SF1500Smith, Will 14/7 
LCB39Carr, Brandon U/KC31Jones, Byron 15/129Ross, Joel CF1528Steeples, Robert SF14 
FS27Wilcox, JJ 13/338Heath, Jeff CF1341Scott, Tim CF1536Vinopal, Ray CF15 
SS42Church, Barry CF1048McCray, Danny U/Chi   
RCB32Scandrick, Orlando 08/524Claiborne, Morris 12/123White, Corey W/NO26Patmon, Tyler CF1433Wilson, Jason CF15
Special Teams
P6Jones, Chris CF111Hornsey, Tom CF14   
PK5Bailey, Dan CF11    
LS91LADOUCEUR, LP SF0549Kreiter, Casey CF14   
H9ROMO, TONY CF03    
PR11Beasley, Cole CF12    
KR25Dunbar, Lance CF1211Beasley, Cole CF12   
Reserves
SUS76Hardy, Greg SUS    
RES95Brent, Josh RET48Rivers, Keith RET   
RES34Williams, Ryan IR53Lawrence, Cameron IR62Miller, Ryan IR62McDermott, Shane NFI49Nzeocha, Mark NFI
RES57Jackson, Justin IR  

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