Most improved units: NFC

After the draft and free agency, these contenders seem vastly improved

Originally Published: May 3, 2012
By Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.
Morris Claiborne and Brandon CarrUS PresswireMorris Claiborne and Brandon Carr should greatly improve the Dallas secondary.

With the NFL draft and the better portion of free agency behind us, most teams have made their biggest moves to improve their rosters for the 2012 season. Looking at the additions so far, I see several key units that have been improved this offseason. On Friday, I'll examine those units in the AFC, but for now, let's start with the Dallas Cowboys and the NFC.

Dallas Cowboys
Unit:
Secondary

This was a bad unit in 2011, with few big plays versus good passing games. It recorded only 15 interceptions, and a lot of offenses really attacked Dallas successfully on the edges of the defense.


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Gary Horton spent 10 years in the NFL as a scout and another 10 years at the college level as an assistant coach and recruiter. He is the founder and most seasoned member of the Scouts Inc. staff, and his extensive experience at all levels of football make him an excellent talent evaluator.