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An offseason ago the Dallas Cowboys lost one of their better linebackers in Anthony Hitchens to the Kansas City Chiefs during free agency. We later found out that the Chiefs even wanted to trade for Hitchens before the 2017 season ever began.Hitchens wound up playing a big role for the Cowboys that season thanks to Sean Lee battling injuries. His loss in free agency loomed large because things with Jaylon Smith were still uncertain. It was a slight gamble by the front office.Fast forward almost a year and the Cowboys have one of the better linebacking corps in the NFL. Jaylon did indeed turn a corner and he did so next to the first-round rookie linebacker the Cowboys invested in Youth Sean Lee Jersey , Leighton Vander Esch. The two have played so well that Sean Lee has become a bit of an afterthought.As Hitchens left the Cowboys after his rookie contract expired he is eligible for the NFL’s compensatory pick formula. Nobody really knows exactly how the formula works, when the league announces comp picks it’s sort of a surprise to many.Surprise! The Cowboys are projected to get a fourth-round compensatory pick for Hitchens. This was expected and is very good to see.These projections are from OverTheCap.com and there are always risks that they could not be totally accurate. OTC has added a few qualifiers that would amend what the Cowboys may or may not get when it comes to comp picks.Dallas moved on from wide receiver Deonte Thompson earlier this season and seemingly did so in time for him to not count against them as far as the compensatory formula. We’ll find out all of the comp picks a few weeks after the Super Bowl.The Cowboys obviously do not have their first-round pick as they traded it for Amari Cooper. Any extra picks that they can pick up will certainly help in the 2019 Draft. The Cowboys rookie shouldn’t be overlooked in Rod Marinelli’s defense." Dallas Cowboys GeneralTrysten Hill named as a dark horse candidate for Defensive Rookie of the YearNew,93commentsThe Cowboys rookie shouldn’t be overlooked in Rod Marinelli’s defense. CDTIt’s kind of amazing how low Trysten Hill is flying under the radar for Cowboys fans.Really, think about it. Typically the team’s first-round pick has been anointed by this time of year, and while Hill wasn’t one of the first 32 selections a few months ago he was the first choice that Dallas made Sean Lee Jersey Stitched , and that means an awful lot.Photo by George Walker/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesThe thing is, he plays sort of an un-sexy position. And that’s okay! Defensive tackles are very necessary in the game of football but the cold truth of it is they don’t get the flashy sacks that defensive ends do. Hey, that’s life.Plus, the Cowboys have managed to be just fine at defensive tackle for some time. They’ve worked their way through Jason Hatcher and Henry Melton, found themselves a nice product in Maliek Collins Youth Leighton Vander Esch Jersey , and recently helped Antwaun Woods turn into a legitimate force in the heart of the unit. Versatile Tyrone Crawford has also helped out.Trysten Hill though... he’s different.Hill’s athleticism and tenacity for the game of football are well-documented and were on display during his time at UCF, but whether those skills can translate to the NFL level is always the question when it comes to rookies. Hill could be a dark horse candidate for Defensive Rookie of the YearThe good news for Hill is that the same guy that coached Hatcher, Melton, Collins, Woods Leighton Vander Esch Jersey Stitched , and Crawford is Rod Marinelli, as in the same Rod Marinelli that will be coaching him currently (records show this is also the same Rod Marinelli that pounded the table for Hill during the draft). If there’s anyone that can turn Hill into the player that we all want him to be then it is undoubtedly the defensive line whisperer that is Marinelli.This is a sentiment that NFL analyst Lance Zierlein agrees with. He put together a list of 10 players that could win Defensive Rookie of the Year and while Hill wasn’t on it, Zielein did go out of his way to mention him as a “dark horse” candidate.Cowboys fans know full well what it’s like to have a rookie challenge for DPOY, Leighton Vander Esch did it just last season. While LVE didn’t ultimately win the honor, it did to go another linebacker in Indianapolis’ Darius Leonard Youth Connor Williams Jersey , and part of the challenge for Hill will be overcoming the mold to which awards like these fit. It’s generally one of a few positions (Zierlein also touches on this idea).Consider the last 10 Defensive Rookies of the Year. There are definitely defensive tackles present, but they’re generational ones. If that’s Trysten Hill, then things are going to be just fine.Last 10 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Winners:2018: Darius Leonard............... Linebacker2017: Marshon Lattimore......... Safety2016: Joey Bosa....................... Defensive End2015: Marcus Peters................ Cornerback2014: Aaron Donald................. Defensive Tackle2013: Sheldon Richardson...... Defensive End2012: Luke Kuechly.................. Linebacker2011: Von Miller........................ Linebacker2010: Ndamukong Suh............ Defensive Tackle2009: Brian Cushing............... LinebackerAs you can see only Donald and Suh won the award as defensive tackles in their rookie seasons. Generally the award goes to the ends and linebackers, but that doesn’t mean that winning DROY is the only way to qualify success for Hill in his first season with the Cowboys.Honestly, what people are rooting for more than any individual award is for Hill to be the type of player that can disrupt offensive backfields Connor Williams Jersey Stitched , leading to pressure on the quarterback and slowing down elite run games. If he fills that void then the awards will come in due time.