Jaguars come on top vs. Cowboys: 3 takeaways from Week 1 of the 2023 NFL Preseason

• Jaguars reserve QB Nathan Rourke looked good vs. the Cowboys

• The Jags have options at wide receiver

• The pass rush might not be a cause for concern

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No. 1 The Jaguars' pass rush showed signs against the Cowboys

The pass rush has been dubbed the Jaguars' biggest question mark ahead of the 2023 season and rightfully so. They have pair of bookend pass rushers in Josh Allen and Travon Walker, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft, that could wreak havoc at the line of scrimmage next season but they don't have much depth behind him.

Outside linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson K'Lavon Chaisson is pegged to be the No. 3 edge rusher in the rotation but the's been unremarkable since Jacksonville made him the 20th overall selection in 2020 and he was mostly a non-factor when he got playing time against Dallas.

Having said that, there could be reasons for optimism. Rookie Yasir Abdullah suited up even though he had been in concussion protocol Thursday. Although he's still got work to do before he can be thrust into action, he flashed in his preseason debut, registering one sack and consistently showing up around the ball.

Also, the Jaguars unveiled a way they could bring the heat next season. Early in the game, they had safety Andre Cisco blitz. Although he didn't get to quarterback Cooper Rush, he forced him to move, and defensive end DaVon Hamilton ended up taking him down.

In the days preceding the game, safety Andrew Wingard said that fans shouldn't worry about the pass rush this upcoming season. By looking at the Jags' performance against the Cowboys, it looks like Dewey might be right.

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