Cowboys News App [Android]

Cowboys OTAs: New-Looked Secondary Begins To Take Shape

The made some significant changes to their over the course of the .

After losing former starters and to , the Cowboys decided to bring in veteran corner and former Philadelphia Eagle . Later on in the offseason process, the Cowboys drafted not one, but two cornerbacks on day two of the .

Those corners, and , are both expected to compete and challenge for week one starting jobs in the Cowboys secondary, primarily as the nickel .

While the move to sign Nolan Carroll was met with resistance from some portions of , Carroll appears to be the favorite to start at outside corner opposite second year player .

At least, that's what the first week of tells us.

There was also significant change on the back-end of the secondary this offseason, with and JJ Wilcox both departing for franchises in Florida.

But, as expected, the Cowboys did not panic on their situation, and feel comfortable going with and . Once again, at least for now. It is only the first week of any activities, so going with the more experienced players was to be expected.

If this line-up were to hold throughout the season, however, there would certainly be some level of disappointment in the two rookies among . Awuzie and Lewis are both very talented players who bring some athleticism and versatility to a position group which had previously lacked both.

Both are expected to see significant time in their first year, possibly challenging Orlando Scandrick for the nickel cornerback job. It's also possible that Lewis could make himself at home as one of the boundary corners as soon as next season. If neither is able to crack the game-day lineup at any point, I would be pretty surprised.

Still, in just the first week of the very first organized team activities of the , the Cowboys rightfully went with the vets in group one. I can't wait to see how these position battles play out over the course of .

Plus, even if this line-up were to hold, you have to admit it's not bad whatsoever. In fact, I would argue it's ceiling is much higher than that of last year's.

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.

COntinue Reading


1 Comment
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

> Join our team...

-- COWBOYS ANDROID APP --Free Dallas Cowboys News App for Android