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Cowboys CB unit ranks 5th on ESPN’s Mike Clay’s list

is a writer and analyst for who provides year-round , , and other major content for the network.

Yesterday he released his 2023 NFL unit ranks and depth charts on Twitter.

Clay has the Cowboys locked in as the 5th best unit. Trailing the , , , and the .

For a group outside of that struggled at times a season ago, it is awesome to know that because of one simple , the backend is now a strength for this team.

The Cowboys traded for in March.

Adding a former on the other side of a two-time Pro Bowler and First-Team all pro in Diggs is beautiful.

We've likely seen the last of in Dallas, but the unit will round out with , who has the chance to be a really good player, and .

Let's also not forget one player who has been rumored to switch to corner this season and could be an X factor for Dallas.


With the Cowboys resigning , Mukuamu is way too talented to be the fourth on the roster. Let's be honest. He is already better than .

Joseph is slotted to be the 5th corner on the , and if someone goes down due to , I feel more confident in Mukuamu than him. Joseph is just not good.

Though, when you look at the list, which you can view at the top of this post, the best units in football have two studs on each side of the field.

Dallas has Diggs and Gilmore, as we know.

The Dolphins have and Xavien Howard. The Jets have D.J. Reed and Ahmad Gardner. Philly has Darius Slay and , and the Packers have Jaire Alexander and Eric Stokes.

It then comes down to the “others.” What are you going to get from the rest of the depth chart?

Bland has shown flashes that he can be the team's third guy, but can we trust him more times than not? We can; the problem is, those that don't follow the Cowboys might not.

We will see Diggs, Gilmore, and Bland as the main three corners on the field this season.

Players get hurt as the year goes on, and things will change. That said, I like what the Cowboys have behind Diggs and Gilmore.

Dallas drafted . in the , so don't expect to see him on the field unless it is with the special team's group.

Another underrated aspect is that is moving to full-time.

With Parsons rushing almost all the time, this will put some extra pressure on the opposing .

I expect Dallas to force a lot of turnovers again this year.

The Cowboys have done everything right thus far in the . It is now time for them to show it when it counts.

Shane Taylor
Shane Taylor
Cowboys fan from the Midwest. Writing is fun, Staff writer for Inside The Star. Follow me on twitter @ShaneTaylor43

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