Don't buy the stats. These two high-profile Dallas Cowboys defenders have regressed.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Don't buy the stats. These two high-profile Dallas Cowboys defenders have regressed.
Don't buy the stats. These two high-profile Dallas Cowboys defenders have regressed.

Don't buy the stats. These two high-profile Dallas Cowboys defenders have regressed. As you examine why the Dallas Cowboys are 5-4 — and throw objects at your TV — the play of their Royal Family linebackers requires further “constructive criticism.” Jaylon Smith looks more like the guy who is still recovering from major knee surgery, even though he is now years removed from that procedure. Leighton Vander Esch has played like a rookie in his first NFL preseason game. That and he's most likely playing with an injury. Sean Lee is doing the best he can, and every now and then he's still got it. After defensive end Tank Lawrence, the reason the Dallas Cowboys were going to be better on defense in

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