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CB Became More of a Priority in the Draft With the Loss of Byron Jones

The have been busy making moves the last few days. They placed the exclusive on , signed to a five-year, 100 million dollar extension and retained veteran .

However, there have been some losses as well. , , and all went to the . Veteran receiver signed with the and took his talents to Chicago to join the Bears.

Arguably, the biggest loss is . Once he received a five-year 82.5 million dollar deal from the , the need for a cornerback increased dramatically.

As it stands today, the Cowboys starters at cornerback would be and . The former had a really good 2019 campaign, while the latter regressed and became a liability in coverage to a degree. , the team's nickel corner over the last several seasons, is set to hit the open market. This puts the cornerback position right at the top of the priority list in April for the Cowboys, and there are some intriguing options to choose from.

, CB, Alabama 

Diggs has everything you want in a corner. He's a tall corner at 6'2 which allows him to use his length to contest a lot of throws and re-route receivers. His recovery speed mixed with that length gives him the ability to defend passes even if he's trailing. He attacks the ball in the air which is exactly what you want in a corner. His technique is very good which means he doesn't get beat off the line of scrimmage often and allows him to cover faster receivers.

, CB, Florida 

At 6'1 and 205 pounds, Henderson has the prototypical size you want at the cornerback position. He can read the quarterbacks eyes well and has great anticipation. Willing to support in the run game. Showed excellent speed and athleticism at the by running a 4.39 in the 40-yard dash and producing a 37.5-inch vertical jump.

Damon Arnette, CB,  

Arnette is a natural cover corner with the size you want at 6'0 195 pounds. He's very versatile, showing the ability to play on the outside and in the slot. Physicality is also a part of his game when you watch his tape. He's a willing run defender and has good ball skills.

Those are just a few of the cornerbacks the Cowboys can grab in the first few rounds, however, there are a few late-round prospects to consider. Nebraska's , Tulsa's Reggie Robinson, and Louisiana Tech's L'Jarius Sneed are all potential picks the Cowboys could steal on day three.

With the loss of Byron Jones, I fully expect the Cowboys to double-dip at the cornerback position in the draft.

Matthew Lenix
Matthew Lenix
I write dope stuff about the Dallas Cowboys and what not.

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