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Cowboys secondary depleted just in time to face Russell Wilson

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The Seattle Seahawks are doing their 2019 thing again in which they hand out 400-yard performances to any quarterback they meet. Dak Prescott just threw for 400 yards himself last week and heads to Seattle on Sunday.

But it’s not their secondary that’s the issue in Week 3. It’s the Dallas Cowboys.

Dallas only gave up 273 yards to Matt Ryan, but four passing touchdowns. And that was before losing significant pieces of their defensive backfield.

Since star corner Byron Jones departed this offseason, Chidobe Awuzie and Anthony Brown were pegged as CB1 and CB2. Both are out this week.

Furthermore, rookie corner Trevon Diggs, whom the Cowboys like very much and had a stellar performance against Julio Jones, will be carrying a shoulder injury into the game against the Seahawks.

Diggs is indeed expected to play, but one does not want any limitations when going up against presumably DK Metcalf. It’s a problem for Dallas either way.

But that’s not all, folks!

The Cowboys best LB in Leighton Vander Esch, who made second team All-Pro in his 2018 rookie year, is also out.

That’s arguably the four best players in the back seven of Dallas’ defense, with three out and one potentially hampered.

If people were cautious that Seattle would let Russell Wilson continue passing at his current rate, let’s just say it’s not going to stop this week.