After shedding star cornerback Byron Jones in free company, the Dallas Cowboys have some uncertainty on the cornerback place.
The Dallas Cowboys misplaced their solely constant protection nook this latest free company. Former Cowboys nook Byron Jones signed with the Miami Dolphins on a five-year, $82.5 million contract, which on the time made him the highest-paid cornerback within the NFL. Whereas Jones solely had two interceptions in his five-year profession in Dallas, he was very dependable at limiting the opposing staff’s primary receiver all through video games.
With the lack of Jones, cornerback Chidobe Awuzie turns into the groups’ primary nook on the depth chart heading into the 2020 NFL season. Awuzie, a former second-round choose, is athletic and has good dimension for a nook.
He has proven flashes of being a very good participant within the secondary, nonetheless, he had poor moments within the 2019 season, seeming to regularly surrender third-down conversions in protection. With this being mentioned, Awuzie is the staff’s positive primary nook heading into the season. After Awuzie, there may be a lot uncertainty on the place gamers will land on the depth chart.
Dallas Cowboys Acquainted Faces
Following immediately behind Awuzie on the cornerback depth chart heading into the season, are two acquainted faces. Cornerbacks Anthony Brown and Jourdan Lewis. Brown signed a contract extension with the Cowboys this offseason, a three-year, $15.5 million deal.
The Cowboys have felt comfy with Brown as their slot cornerback in earlier years, favoring him over Lewis alongside Jones and Awuzie on the sphere. Nevertheless, Brown began simply 4 video games for the staff in 2019 whereas battling damage.
Lewis has made his title all through the Cowboys fan base as a fan-favorite. Regardless of former Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett and his teaching workers not favoring Lewis as a starter resulting from his lack of dimension, he made essentially the most of his alternatives, having 4 interceptions and recovering three fumbles in his three seasons with the staff.
Lewis, who will seemingly be a starter heading into Week One, is searching for a giant 12 months with the staff as he’s on his contract 12 months.
New faces trying to make a reputation for themselves
The Cowboys spent a second-round choose on Alabama cornerback Trevon Diggs within the 2020 NFL draft. Diggs has nice dimension for a nook, standing 6-foot-2 and 195 kilos.He has nice measurables for knowledgeable cornerback, with good pace and protection expertise. He additionally produced 4 interceptions for the Crimson Tide in his profession.
The Cowboys additionally chosen cornerback Reggie Robinson III with their fourth-round choose within the 2020 draft. Robinson produced three interceptions and two pressured fumbles for Tulsa within the 2019 season. He affords an incredible situational position to the protection and needs to be very invaluable on particular groups.
Behind Diggs and Robinson comes a number of gamers who might be combating for a roster spot within the 2020 season. Cornerbacks Daryl Worley and Savion Smith each signed with the staff this previous free company. They are going to compete with Cowboys cornerback C.J. Goodwin by means of coaching camp to make sure a spot on the roster heading into Week One.
The Dallas Cowboys will hope to compete within the 2020 season as a contender for the Tremendous Bowl. With excessive expectations and a gifted roster, the cornerback unit stays a query mark for the staff heading into the season. With a gifted entrance seven, the protection may make or break relying on the secondary’s efficiency all through the season.