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Chidobe Awuzie Announces Number Change via Instagram

Regardless of how you feel about the winning their first last night, the reality is that all 32 teams in the NFL are now in mode. Slower times without any football in our lives await, but for now there's and the upcoming to maintain interest. As the evaluate their strengths and weaknesses as a team, they'll also have to make note of CB 's latest post — announcing a change from #33 to #24.

Awuzie will always be remembered for his draft announcement in Philadelphia. The Cowboys' pick of 2017, Chidobe was announced in front of the Eagles' faithful by Drew Pearson — who did so in emphatic fashion.

When it was later announced that Chidobe Awuzie would wear #33 in his rookie season, it was met with some skepticism. The number had not been worn since 1961, and will forever be associated with .

Now, Awuzie will be the 15th player to wear #24 in Dallas.

Cornerbacks , , and (the obstacle stopping Awuzie from claiming #24 in 2017) have also pulled over this jersey in team . Drafted as a replacement for Claiborne, Chidobe Awuzie's first season with the Cowboys showed that the Colorado product has the potential to be a cornerstone player in this new-look for a long time.

The Cowboys' no longer features a #33, however, as Awuzie makes the switch to #24 for 2018.

Sean Martin
Sean Martin
Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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Travis Diggs

Hope he doesn’t get jinxed by having Mo Claiborne number

Sean Martin

*Everson Walls’


I agree wholeheartedly with your assessment. The next. Everson Walls


33 will always be Tony Dorsett’s, like 22 is Emmitt Smith’s.

Awuzie has to keep healthy, and will own one of the starting CB spots if so. I still think Woods will end up at FS, where he can really use the ball-hawk skills. They don’t know where that puts Jones, but he’s too talented to sit. 2018 camp is going to very interesting for this unit.

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