Dallas, TX – Should Cowboys Nation be overly hyped about Zach Minter? Not quite yet. Since the second half of the preseason game against the Ravens on Saturday Night, people are buzzing about Zach Minter. Many, at the time, had no idea who he even was. That’s because he signed with the Cowboys on Thursday, had one practice, then immediately played in the preseason game Saturday night.
So, who exactly is this new defensive tackle? Minter was an undrafted free agent out of Montana State in 2013. He spent time with both Chicago and Cincinnati before signing with Dallas on August 19th.
He couldn’t have dreamt of a better performance during his Cowboys debut. It was impressive. Minter had an extremely productive fourth quarter with four tackles, two sacks, two tackles for loss, a quarterback hurry, and a forced fumble.
The Cowboys would love to see another story similar to George Selvie’s career beginning with the Cowboys. Who wouldn’t? However, now that Minter’s momentum has caught just about everyone’s attention, now is when he really needs to showcase his talent. Can he be consistent? Can he be a problem for starting offensive linemen in this league? There are too many unanswered questions.
It is undoubtedly a breath of fresh air for a hurting Cowboys defense, but Minter has more to prove in these last two preseason games. It’s a tough battle for the last few defensive linemen trying to make the final 53 man roster for the Dallas Cowboys, especially with the possibility of Josh Brent returning. Although there is hope, only time will tell if Minter is a one-game wonder.