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Which defensive players boosted their stock on Saturday?
The Dallas Cowboys played their first preseason game this weekend. There wasn’t a lot to see in terms of starters playing, but we did get a heavy dose of the reserves. Before the game, we identified 32 bubble boys to keep an eye on, so now it’s time to check in with each position group and see which players helped their case and gave themselves a better shot to make the team. Yesterday, we examined the offensive bubble guys fighting to make the team. Today, we’ll look at the defense.
First off, everyone who played defensive end on Saturday performed well. Dorance Armstrong looks more and more like a legit contributor. He had a nice tackle for a loss when he sniffed out a draw play. Taco Charlton played well. He was constantly in the backfield and was causing all sorts of fits for 49ers left tackle Jamell Garcia-Williams, who kept getting called for holding. As good as these “starters” performed, the bench guys were equally impressive.