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Maurice Canady is Securing his Roster Spot With the Cowboys in Training Camp

The have their CB1 in . , for now, at least, has the lead to start opposite Diggs but rookies and are making it difficult. is the favorite for the starting nickel spot. However, there's a veteran that's making noise in to secure his role on the 2021 Cowboys roster.

may have been a forgotten name on the Cowboys roster after his 2020 opt-out due to the pandemic. But, once the Cowboys began training camp a few weeks ago, Canady has been making plays regularly and has looked like one of the best cornerbacks on the team.

Canady was a sixth-round draft pick of the in 2016 out of Virginia. His first three seasons couldn't have gone any worse as hamstring, knee, and thigh only allowed him to appear in 19 games. He was waived by the Ravens in August of 2019 but was signed to the a day later. Canady would work his way onto the active roster in September but was released on November 5.

A day later, Canady was claimed off of waivers by the .

The would be the best of Canady's career as he played in 13 games and registered 46 tackles, an interception, five pass breakups, and a forced fumble. Although he's been away from competitive action for over a year, Canady has shown good technique and instincts in training camp.

Canady is currently behind and Reggie Robinson on the roster, but with how he's performing in , that might change in the weeks to come. There's been speculation that the Cowboys may look at a veteran cornerback to boost the position. However, with Canady continuously making plays, the organization may not have to spend resources elsewhere.

Not only should Goodwin and Robinson be weary of Canady but also Joseph and Wright. The CB2 spot is wide open and the veteran has every intention of his name filling that spot.

The Cowboys still have three more games to go so a lot could change over that span, but with the way Canady has stepped up in Oxnard, he's headed to the unless something unforeseen happens.

Matthew Lenix
Matthew Lenix
I write dope stuff about the Dallas Cowboys and what not.

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