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Is CB Jourdan Lewis In For A Pay Day Elsewhere In 2021?

Is there a bigger disconnect between fan perception and coach perception than that of ?

The Cowboys cornerback has been a fan favorite since entering the league, winning over with his competitiveness and ability to create turnovers from the get-go. He's had trouble finding consistent playing time, however, falling down the in part due to 's love for longer and taller cornerbacks.

Initially playing on the outside during his rookie year, Richard immediately moved down from and pushed Lewis to the inside of the . This was a godsend for Jones' career, but not so much for Lewis'.

Lewis quickly fell behind for the starting slot cornerback role, but due to was able to showcase his abilities during 2019. Lewis filled up the stat sheet last season with four , six pass breakups, and two interceptions.

Now Lewis enters a contract year for a team which is in the process of spending a whole lot of money on other players, and just drafted two cornerbacks in the first four rounds of the 2020 .

Jourdan Lewis spoke to earlier this week, saying he was looking forward to a clean slate with this new defensive .

“And they said that everybody has a clean slate. It doesn't matter how big, tall, how long you've been here, it doesn't matter. If you can play ball they want to see you in that position to go and compete for that job” – Jourdan Lewis.

Yet told that same that he values length in cornerbacks, and implied the team was looking for length when drafting both and this year.

All of this may mean one thing: Jourdan Lewis could have a completely clean slate in 2021, with a nice pay day for another franchise during .

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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