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Is CB Logan Ryan the Playmaker the Cowboys Defense Needs?

After losing in , cornerback has become a top need for the Dallas . Jones signed a big-time deal with the and he’ll surely do very well as he’s done in the past couple of years. Meanwhile, as of right now, the Cowboys are headed toward 2020 with and as their two starting cornerbacks. This brings up the question: Can they add another before the ?

signed a with the team, providing the defensive backfield much-needed depth. However, the is missing starters. Awuzie and Lewis have both shown signs of promise, but the Cowboys are likely to keep on looking for a more reliable alternative.

All signs point toward the , where pick #17 should secure the team a year one starter cornerback prospect. This class has plenty of first-round prospects such as Florida’s C.J. Henderson or ’s , so the should have options when they’re on the clock.

But what about free agency? This year didn’t feature many big names at the position other than Byron Jones (sigh) but other options raise an eyebrow.

Former New England Patriot and Tennessee Titan Logan Ryan comes to mind. One of the top available, Ryan’s market should be interesting to watch. According to ’s Ian Rapoport, his asking price begins at $10M and is willing to take a short-term deal.

Ryan’s versatility has earned him comparisons to . Although he’s played primarily at cornerback, playing safety is also a possibility for Ryan. His instincts make him a force on defense, contributing to as well as in coverage. Last year, he finished with 113 tackles, 4.5 , 18 pass deflections, and four forced fumbles. All of these were career highs for the 29-year-old .

Since joining the league in 2013, Ryan has 17 interceptions including four in 2019. Could he be the playmaker the needs? The Titans’ matchup against the comes to mind when he led his defense with 13 tackles and was all over the field.

At the very least, the Cowboys should consider him to a one-year deal. This wouldn’t really change the team’s need for a cornerback in the , but would provide the team with a week 1 starter for the .

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Written by Mauricio Rodriguez

I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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  1. I’d like to get Ryan on the team but he’s asking for too much money…. And he’s more of a nickel corner who plays in the slot than an outside corner!!

  2. When I see playmaker attached to a db’s name I tend to think of the db’s on the Cowboys roste who did not produce turnovers. Wether, it was through coaching or just lack of talent, it makes me want to jump at players like Logan. I tend to lean towards Garrett’s stay the course mentally that really made his message throughout the organization stale and uninspiring. Anthony.

  3. I would like Logan ryan but he wont take less than 10 mil a season and I dont see Stephan paying him that. At this point I would just like some sort of movement in the secondary other than Anthony brown and some guy I’ve never heard of.

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