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Cowboys CB Maurice Canady Opts Out of 2020 Season due to COVID-19

The took a blow to their potential depth as , who signed as a in March, has voluntarily opted out of the due to concerns. He was expected to make the roster this year and perhaps contend for a large role in the CB rotation.

Canady signed a one-year deal to come to Dallas and compete with , , and for playing time. But the Cowboys would also go on to draft and Reggie Robinson and sign veteran .

The 5th-year veteran used his on Twitter account to confirm the and provide a brief, but clear, explanation for his decision.

Per the recent agreement between the and , Canady's contract will now toll (or freeze, in layman terms) and he will be under contract again in 2021 for similar terms. Dallas does have the right to him between now and then, but Canady will be unable to play until next season.

This now gives veterans like Daryl Worley and easier shots at making the 2020 roster. They were going to be up against younger talent with more developmental potential, including Canady.

It's especially big for Goodwin, who is an outstanding player but doesn't offer much as a cornerback. It was looking like he might get edged out, but now Dallas will have an easier time giving him a roster spot.

Players have until this Saturday, August 1st, to take the opt-out provision. Will Maurice Canady be the only Cowboy to do so, or is he just the first?

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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