Former Boise State Bronco, defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence had a breakout season that earned him team MVP honors from ESPN.

Lawrence led the Cowboys with eight sacks this season and has shown he will be a building block for the future. Not much went right for the Cowboys in 2015, but Lawrence's development can be viewed as a positive."

The 2014 second-rounder added 55 total tackles and one forced fumble on top of his 8.0 sacks this year. His pass-rushing skills helped Dallas' defense rank fifth in yards per game through the air.