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Dallas Cowboys Should Add This Former 2nd Round Cornerback

The Dallas Cowboys might be in the market of adding depth to the cornerback position now that Morris Claiborne has suffered what is believed to be a sports hernia injury.

If this is true, Claiborne would likely end up on injured reserve, which would really be unfortunate after the way he has been playing this season.

We all know the saying “when one door closes another opens”, well that might be the scenario that plays out if the Cowboys decide to add the Tampa Bay Buccaneers former second round draft pick, Jonathan Banks.

Cowboys Headlines - Dallas Cowboys Should Add This Former 2nd Round Cornerback 1Banks was the 43rd overall draft pick by the Buccaneers in the 2013 NFL Draft, but was released yesterday after falling out of favor with the new coaching regime in Tampa Bay.

Banks is 6’2″, 185 and was considered to be one of the best CBs in the 2013 draft after winning the Jim Thorpe Award, which by the way is given to the top defensive back in college football. He was also first-team All-SEC and first-team All-American in 2012 at Mississippi State.

Banks initially started his college career as a safety, but made the switch to cornerback his sophomore season. So, he does seem to possess some versatility, and we all know how the Dallas Cowboys love that in their players.

He is still Mississippi State’s all-time leader in interceptions with 16, which is pretty impressive when you think about it. He also had four quarterback sacks and four defensive touchdowns in college.

In his NFL career with the Buccaneers he has accumulated 130 total tackles, 16 pass deflections, seven interceptions, and one defensive touchdown.

His best season in the NFL was in 2014 in Lovie Smith’s Tampa 2 defensive scheme, when he registered 50 tackles and four interceptions. So, he could already be pretty familiar with Rod Marinelli’s defensive scheme.

Now, I don’t know what the decision-makers are thinking for the Dallas Cowboys, but this move just makes too much sense not to happen if Morris Claiborne is expected to miss an extended amount of time.

The Dallas Cowboys have already had success with a former Mississippi State Bulldog, Dak Prescott, so why not roll the dice twice and see what happens.

Do you like the idea of the Dallas Cowboys adding Jonathan Banks?

Use the comment section below to express your thoughts and opinions on the likelihood of the Dallas Cowboys bringing in Jonathan Banks.

Brian Martin

Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

10 Comments
  • Jermaine.c.cromwell

    Yes I like this this pick up for my cowboy boys

    • Brian Martin

      Jermaine, I’m really surprised the Cowboys didn’t address the depth that CB or their pass rush before the trade deadline. I thought Jonathan Banks just made too much sense for the move not to happen.

  • https://plus.google.com/111684658631344877598 chrisp tovar

    Sounds good to me. Lets roll the dice. Lucky 7

    • Brian Martin

      Chrisp, I personally would have given up a seventh round draft pick to add Jonathan Banks for CB depth. I was really surprised the Cowboys didn’t make any moves.

  • Tommy

    as insurance, you can never have enough DBs

    • Brian Martin

      Tommy, I completely agree with you. I was shocked the Cowboys chose to stand pat.

  • Kendrick Jackson

    Yes I believe Jonathan Banks will benefit the Cowboys.

    • Brian Martin

      Kendrick, I thought so too, but I guess the Cowboys thought differently.

  • Sammie

    I like the move ,ill put him over scandrick anytime

    • Brian Martin

      Sammy, unfortunately it didn’t happen.

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