The Cowboys were the surprise winner of the NFC East last season, going 13-3 with rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott leading the way.
Prescott, who was the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year, and Elliott, who led the NFL in rushing, helped Dallas go from 4-12 to claiming the top seed in the NFC playoffs.
But with a defense that still has holes and a six-game suspension for Elliott, it will be tough for the Cowboys to repeat as division champs — especially with the improvements the Eagles Cheap Jerseys China Paypal have made in the Cheap High Quality Soccer Jerseys offseason.
“Anytime you have a multi-position player it presents a totally different challenge for the offense,” Packers head coach Mike McCarthy told Sporting News during training camp. “At the end of the day, it’s about matchups and stress points. The fact you can play Clay left and right and totally off the ball, it’s not just a schematic challenge for the offense. It also gives him the opportunity to make plays.”
That admittedly took some time to believe for a defender whose pass-rush prowess earned him an apt nickname — “The Claymaker”
“Much like we talk about Super Bowls measuring success, when you’re a pass rusher people only care about sacks and nothing else really matters,” Matthews told Sporting News inside a Lambeau Field meeting room. “That was difficult to deal with at first because you’re figuring, ‘My worth is based off how many sacks I have.’
“Switching over in ’14, it was, ‘Well shoot, if I had eight tackles and a PBU [pass break-up], that was a great game.’ It was different for me.”