The 2020 season started out promising for Cornerback Chidobe Awuzie when he recorded an interception in the Dallas Cowboys season opener against the Los Angeles Rams. However, it would be short-lived as he spent six weeks on injured reserve after suffering a hamstring injury in Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons.
He would begin his 21-day practice window on October 22 and was activated to the 53-man roster on November 10. Now, Awuzie is headed to the sidelines once again as he was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday.
Cowboys have added starting CB Chidobe Awuzie to the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
These bumps in the road couldn’t have come at a worse time for Awuzie. He is currently in a contract season and was looking to show why he’d be worthy of a second deal with the organization in 2021. Instead, he’s only made five starts and registered just 20 tackles and a pass defended since Week 2.
Although Awuzie has struggled to consistently make an impact since being drafted in the second round in 2017, he has been pretty reliable. He’s started 41 of the 46 games he’s played in (missed four starts as a rookie).
With only four games left this season, Awuzie will have to make it back to the active roster quickly and perform at an extremely high level if he wants his career in Dallas to continue.