Who will be Jayron Kerr this year?

Frisco, Texas – If the Cowboys are going to be successful in 2022, we pretty much all know the cast of characters that will lead them.

Relying on guys like Dak Prescott, Micah Parsons, Zach Martin, Siddi Lamb and Travon Diggs – to name a few – is a good start.

Others like Tank Lawrence, Dalton Schultz, and Jayron Kearse should also be included.

But let’s focus on Kearse specifically. It was only a year ago when the veteran’s safety came as a surprise to some that they made the 53-man list. He was a somewhat unknown player who was with the Vikings and Lions, but he not only managed to make the team or find a role, but eventually led the entire defense in 2021.

Now, Kearse has re-signed a two-year deal and is considered one of the biggest leaders on this team.

So, who is Jayron Kearse this year? Any player needs that kind of jump in 2022 to help the Cowboys get over the hump again.

Each of our writers chose a player the Cowboys desperately needed for this type of move.

Rob Phillips: I still think the offensive line is the biggest X-factor for attack, but if we’re talking about a single player who can come out with a breakout season, Noah Brown You will fit these criteria better than anyone else. This is his sixth season in the NFL. Up to this point, he has not started more than two matches or scored more than 16 times in one year. However, Brown looks set to enter week one as the second receiver after a fantastic training camp. He seemed very agile, fast and reliable to Dak Prescott. “You want to find a guy who sets an example of being a professional, it’s Noah Brown, on and off the court,” Prescott said. Could year six be a light year for Brown, like year four for Miles Austin in 2009 when it all came together for him? Certainly, it is possible. Offense definitely needs him, especially in the early part of the season.

Patrick Walker: For all the justifiable discussions about Tyron Smith’s absence — a discussion that would require first-round rookie pick Tyler Smith to leave his left-guard rival with Connor McGovern and take the reins as LT’s start to the season opener — there’s also a huge question mark at the center. Tyler Bidash, a former fourth-round pick who was essentially the first heir to the greatness that was Travis Frederick, enters his most important season yet. As he walks into his third year in the NFL, he did so with plenty to prove. Biadasz must eventually end the issues with foul shots and become one of the top positions in the league – in both pass protection and sprinting – if he is to avoid Matt Varniuk as his potential replacement in the near future; And if the Cowboys’ offense is to get any chance of matching serve with their elite defensive counterparts.

Nick Itman: I played with different options here – I looked at defense, but I went back to attack and special teams. For years and years, I’ve been begging the cowboys for a quick gun at the receiver, and while they’re kind of backed up with it, I’ll focus on Cafontai turbine. Sure, all we saw was two comebacks – but they were great and happened 20 minutes apart. If Turbine can give the Cowboys anything close to what he showed off that night in L.A., it would be a weapon that could have lasting effects on the rest of the team. Field position is very important when games are close and not only can a guy like Turpin turn the field quickly, but he can scare teams away by kicking in his direction. This alone can create a good field site as well. And if Turpin offers anything to attack – just someone on the outside who can stretch the defense vertically and horizontally – he can open the lanes for the attack in progress. Yes, it’s a stretch considering he was in the USFL this summer, but if he continues to shine like that, it could be a huge raise.

Spanish Mickey: For my big jumps, give me Tyler Smith. That’s right, Tyler Smith, especially since he’s starting from scratch. There’s a reason the Cowboys spent the first round on offensive tackle, the 24th pick overall. Think of it this way. If the Cowboys don’t have Tyron Smith anymore, say he abruptly retired, the Cowboys still spent a first-round pick tackling, and at 24 for sure, Tyler Smith. It would be considered the beginning of the first day. Well, it’s the beginning of day one now. Intervention is not unusual for him. She played in High School, North Crawley in Fort Worth. She played it for two seasons in college, in Tulsa. His only drawback was very little to no action to deal with during training camp and pre-season, as he worked in the left guard. Deal only in the off-season, but remember, with the first team. We were told all the time that he was a “left-handed offensive lineman”. Well, it’s now left as left on the O-Line. This guy’s grit will make him by surprise many.

Kyle Yeomans: It’s going to be tough to take on one of the best players in the team from a year ago and expect more from them. This is exactly the case around the back corner Anthony Brown. There was a big jump in Brown’s play from 2020 to 2021, but he’s now entering another year where the Cowboys’ success will depend on settling into high school. His best season of his career still comes with ups and downs, with most Thanksgiving defeats coming against the Raiders, so consistency will be the goal this season. If Brown can neutralize the opponent’s second threat on a consistent basis and combine that with the Travon Diggs game industry, Dan Quinn’s unit will be an attack nightmare. If he makes the similar leap he did last year, again in 2022? Brown may be the piece that holds it all together in defence.