Donovan Olumba Showing he Adds Valuable Depth at Corner

When the Dallas Cowboys hired to be their and Coordinator in January of 2018, the philosophy of the changed immediately. Richard was known for attacking a certain way with tall, long and physical corners during his days in Seattle when he was the architect of the “Legion of Boom”. After last year's , the Cowboys would sign Donovan Olumba as an undrafted who's 6'2 205 pound frame fit actually what Richard was looking for.

Olumba had a promising but failed to make the final roster and was waived last September. However, he would be signed back to the just a day later. Back in January, he signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys. A reserve/future contract is signed at the close of the regular season, before the start of the league year and adds the player to a 90-man roster.

Training camp has been a good one so far for Olumba as his long frame and technique has caused some problems during one-on-one drills as well as 7 on 7 action.


The important thing for any player fighting for a roster spot is to translate practice reps to actual game reps. In the first two games, Olumba has continued to make his name one that will be hard to ignore when deciding who makes the final roster cuts. In the first below, Olumba does a great job of changing direction after being fooled by play action and records a PBU (pass break up) against the 49ers. In the next video from this last Saturday's against the Rams, he recognizes the tunnel screen immediately and makes a play behind the line of scrimmage.

The Cowboys have their top four corners pretty much locked in with All-Pro , , , and . Donovan Olumba controls his own destiny so to speak to be the team's fifth corner, making rookie a possible practice squad candidate if things keep going as is. There are two preseason games left and anything can happen but for now, I see Olumba making the final roster.

What do you think?


Written by Matthew Lenix

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

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