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Cornerback Daryl Worley Signing with the Dallas Cowboys

The player acquisition game never rests. Even after the Dallas Cowboys just had arguably their best draft since 2016, they dove right back into the free-agent pool, and it looks as though they’ve added another cornerback to an already deep group heading into 2020.

As the Dallas Cowboys continue to look for ways to improve their secondary, it appears they’ve signed former Carolina Panthers and Oakland (now Las Vegas) Raiders Cornerback Daryl Worley. At least that’s what Daryl Worley is telling us.

Daryl Worley on Twitter

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In his four-year career, he’s recorded five interceptions, two sacks, and 34 pass deflections. In 2019, Worley allowed a passer rating of 99.1, which ranked 51st in the NFL among cornerbacks who played at least 326 snaps per Pro Football Focus. He was 22nd in the league in coverage snaps per reception at 12.5 snaps per reception. That was tied with Baltimore Ravens Cornerback Brandon Carr and better than Tennessee’s Adoree Jackson, New Orleans’ Janoris Jenkins, and Buffalo’s Tre’Davious White.

Per Marcus Mosher, who covers the Dallas Cowboys for the Locked on Cowboys Podcast and the Las Vegas Raiders for the Raiders Wire on USA Today, Daryl Worley is a press-man cornerback. This seems to fall in line with what the Dallas Cowboys did over the weekend in the NFL Draft by selecting Alabama’s Trevon Diggs and Tulsa’s Reggie Robinson II.

Worley, 25, was the 77th overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers and played two years before being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for Wide Receiver Torrey Smith. He never played a snap for the Eagles. He most recently played for the Oakland Raiders, where he started 15 games in 2019 and nine games in 2018 after serving a four-game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.

In April of 2018, Worley was arrested for driving under the influence and weapons and disorderly conduct charges and was released not long after. Worley served a four-game suspension for that arrest.

Now the Dallas Cowboys boast a cornerback group of:

  • Chidobe Awuzie
  • Jourdan Lewis
  • Anthony Brown
  • Maurice Canady
  • C.J. Goodwin
  • Trevon Diggs
  • Reggie Robinson II
  • Daryl Worley

Over the weekend, Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Mike McCarthy mentioned that the Cowboys had a couple of cornerbacks who could move to safety. With eight cornerbacks who could make the Cowboys 55-man roster out of training camp, the Dallas Cowboys have so much depth that someone might need to move to make room for the six or seven corners they take into the regular season.

John Owning on Twitter

Idk much about Daryl Worley, but I do know this play is essentially what the #Cowboys are looking for in CBs. Aligns in press, motors out while staying square, squeezes Kenny Golladay to the sideline, attacks the ball in the air & comes down with a mighty impressive INT.

Daryl Worley is a solid veteran presence that will push the guys on the depth chart and the rookies for snaps. He may just force one established veteran to find a new position. The Cowboys continue to invest in cornerbacks that fit a type. And in less than a week, they’ve spent considerable resources on that type. Big, strong, press capable cornerbacks that can create turnovers.

What do you think?

John Williams

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  1. WTF we signed a guy who Gave up a 99.6 passer rating last year,why waste the few fucking millions on losers,and go e Eric Berry a shout,the man is a beast,ballhawk,leader…and probably would sign for a few million dollars over 2 yrs,THE MAN WANTS A RING,and if he is healthy and all pro caliber starter……They had a great draft but make moves I don’t comprehend,horrible players do not help win super bowls…….

    • I would love Eric Berry but why do you think he would be anything like he was 2 or 3yrs ago and then he didn’t even play last year and why hasn’t anybody else sign him. So lets give Mike and his staff a chance and pray they do better then Jason and his staff.

  2. It’s Atleast makes for good camp competition.
    I think chido needs to move to safety. I said it last year. Put everything in front of him. He just can’t seem to locate the ball as a CB. good coverage just can’t find the ball. I think it could be the opposite effect of moving Byron to CB from safety.
    I think even Lewis could be a ball hawk safety but he’s too valuable as a CB. esp off the edge blitzing when he’s playing slot corner.

      • Eric Berry is a safety and a strong safety at that. He hasn’t been the same player in years and nobody else seems to be interested in him. There might be a reason for that.

  3. I like the direction of the defense. I hated seeing our corners playing 8-10 yards back on a 3rd and 3. I say press up and take your chances. Chido to safety might be a good move because he is fast. Speed=range at safety. Only question is would he be better than Woods?

    • Agreed. They’re going to play more press and blitz a whole lot more making throws much more difficult for quarterbacks.

      I don’t know if he would be better than Woods, but I’m certainly interested enough to find out if he and Woods would be a good fit together.

  4. This signing was about toughness. He’s a press corner and a pretty decent one. He can help the team. I don’t doubt anything the BOYS have done so far. Far cry better than past drafts. The narrative has changed. Stop doubting the moves and get with the program. The Dallas Cowboys will be COWBALLIN all year long, all the way to the top

  5. We have some pretty good DBs to start. We brought Eric Berry in twice to check him out and we didn’t get a deal done. Either he was not as healthy as people thought or he priced himself out of the market. Another if he was so ready to play , how come no other team signed him. I LOVE Eric Berry and would love for us to sign him. If it was meant to be it will be. We have a nice DB group going on right now. We needed to upgrade our defensive line and that happened in free agency and the draft. Be thankful and quit doubting. The Loser mentality left when all the subtraction took place( coaches and players).Trust the process

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