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Cowboys CBs Need To Bounce Back From Week 1 Performance

Much of the was spent marveling over the ' cornerbacks.

Congratulating the for finding and on day two of the 2017 , drooling over the possibilities with at , and discussing how impressive new coach has been thus far.

After one week of action, however, it's fair to say we need to see better play from these cornerbacks going forward.

Outside of Byron Jones, who was rather impressive during his limited snaps, this cornerback group left much to be desired. Chidobe Awuzie was fine overall, but didn't play with that same we saw towards the end of 2017. Jourdan Lewis appeared to have a few miscommunications with fellow linebackers and safeties at times, but that is also to be expected this early in the preseason.

The real culprit of the disappointing play was former pick and current starting slot cornerback . Brown, who had been receiving rave reviews during , looked more like the inconsistent 2017 version of himself than the impressive 2016 version. As we have grown accustomed to seeing, Brown was even called for a pass interference in the because he couldn't get his head around in time.

Anthony Brown always seems to work himself around the ball, and has been one of the more efficient cornerbacks on the roster when it comes to creating interceptions. But, for some reason, he struggles mightily when trying to track the ball at the catch point and avoid these pass interference calls.

Despite being the most questioned group all throughout training camp, I actually thought the first group of safeties had a solid game. continued to flash on as a tackler, and both and looked natural in their spots. One play which sticks out on the 49ers opening drive was trailing George Kittle perfectly down the seam while both Woods and Heath came over the top to deliver a blow.

We should see more of the first team cornerbacks on Saturday night when the Cowboys take on the Bengals. And hopefully, with increased time and practices, this group starts to play as well as we know that they can.

It is also important to remember, however, that this game was played on August 9th. Things are going to look very different come week 1 against the .

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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