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FRISCO, Texas — Everson Griffen didn’t sugarcoat it.

“These past two games,” the Cowboys pass rusher said Wednesday, “we haven’t been generating pressure that well, to be honest with you guys.”

Expect Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson to make Dallas pay if the trend continues Sunday.

The Cowboys entered 2020 with high expectations for their defensive line. Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence returned as the line’s anchor. In the offseason, the Cowboys signed defensive linemen with Pro Bowl résumés including Griffen, Aldon Smith and Dontari Poe. Dallas’ front office hoped the heavy investment in its defensive line would compensate for a secondary that lost key starters in free agency and has ranked among the league’s lowest in takeaways in recent years.

But through two games, Lawrence — who compiled 25 sacks across the 2017 and 2018 seasons — hasn’t downed the Rams’ Jared Goff or Falcons’ Matt Ryan. Smith, returning from 4.5 years suspended, notched…

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