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Is Cornerback The Cowboys Biggest Pre-Draft Need?

While keeping and his top target around for the stole most of the headlines, the Cowboys suffered a pair of big losses on the defensive side of the ball.

and 2019 team sack leader headed off to Chicago, earning a hefty pay day with the Bears. Former All Pro got his big day as well, heading to the early on in .

These departures have opened up a couple of holes across the Dallas , and while they addressed the interior of their through veteran signings, their group is still looking somewhat suspect.

Gary Davenport of Bleacher Report wrote about each team's biggest “red flag” ahead of the 2020 Draft, granting that title in Dallas to the cornerbacks.

“The loss of Byron Jones opens up an even bigger void at cornerback. The Cowboys have to hold down one spot on the outside, and they re-upped . But Brown is better suited to the slot, and the other options on the roster don't inspire a ton of confidence as a starter.”

It's hard to argue with Gary here. Chidobe Awuzie is better than he gets credit for, and under a new staff he could be set to take a nice step forward in 2020. Even with that being said, the combination of Awuzie, Anthony Brown, and may not be enough to offset the loss of Byron Jones.

This would lead anyone to look towards the draft, but in a year where many teams seem cornerback-needy, there may not be enough top end talent to meet the demand. My favorite option in the would be Florida cornerback , but who's to say he'll even be around come pick 17?

The x factor here is Jourdan Lewis.

Lewis has become a fan favorite among since being drafted in 2017, and most of the time his play has backed it up. Where most of the Cowboys defenders have failed to get around the ball and create turnovers, Lewis has proved to be an instant playmaker.

Don't be surprised if Jourdan Lewis takes a nice step himself, and becomes the Cowboys best cornerback this Fall.

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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