The Dallas Cowboys will be converting from their 3-4 defense to a 4-3 set in 2013, so there will need to be new positions filled on the depth chart. Former outside linebackers DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer will move to defensive end, while the outside linebacker positions will be vacant heading into camps.
Instead of looking to free agency to address the holes on their roster, Dallas is expected to let the situation play out with their current players.
The Cowboys do not have enough salary cap space to be major players in the free agency period that starts on March 12, so it really comes as no surprise that they team will look at their current roster to find this season’s starters.
Linebacker Sean Lee has the middle linebacker job locked up with former second-round pick Bruce Carter will occupy the weak side linebacker position. That leaves one spot open on the strong side and that will come down to Alex Albright and Kyle Wilber. Wilber, the 2012 fourth-round pick, is considered the favorite to win the job.
Wilber had very little experience during his rookie season, but the team is expected to give him every chance to earn the starting gig.
It will be interesting to see how the Cowboys transition works out next season and their camp battles will certainly be worth watching.