Will CB Jourdan Lewis Prove his Worth in Contract Season?

    The has been an area that's needed improvement for quite some time. Yes, they had former All-Pro for five seasons and has held down the role since 2017, but there hasn't been the consistent production you'd want to see from this group. The Cowboys addressed the cornerback position twice in the draft by selecting and Reggie Robinson. That takes care of the outside, however, the slot or nickel corner spot is still looking for a permanent resident.

    That's where comes into play. Once one of the more sought after corners coming out of college, Lewis has shown flashes of how big-time he can be. Unfortunately the previous regime, in particular former Coach , didn't allow him to maximize abilities because he liked tall and lengthy corners, and 5'10 Lewis got lost in the shuffle. That was of course until he caught a break last November.

    , the team's other nickel corner, suffered a torn triceps that ended his 2019 campaign, and Lewis took full advantage. He registered 30 of his 51 tackles and three of his four after Brown went down. These stats are reminiscent of what Lewis did in 2017 as a rookie when he had 54 tackles and 10 pass breakups.

    That's always been the main thing with Lewis. It's never been about a lack of talent simply a lack of opportunities under the old staff.

    Now, after clearly showing his size doesn’t change his talent level, Lewis will be in an interesting battle with Brown for nickel corner supremacy. The Cowboys signed Brown to a three-year, 15.5 million dollar extension with eight million in guarantees back in March, so the organization obviously values having him on the roster. This makes it even more important for Lewis to beat out Brown as he tries to earn his first big payday.

    Lewis is a naturally more gifted player, although Brown is no slouch himself. Now, it'll be interesting to see how he plays knowing he not only can lockdown his roster spot but secure the bag as well.

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


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    I think Lewis has already proven himself. Now somebody just have to believe in him. I don’t think the previous staff ever expressed why he didn’t play. They seemed to think people who have proven to be playmakers aren’t worth any risk. It was true of Lewis, it was true of Donovan Wilson. Nobody ahead of either of those two did anything that warranted surprising playmakers from being on the field.




    I’ve never understood why some players don’t stick and get the credit they deserve. He’s been the second best corner on the team the past 2 seasons period. Right now he’s the best corner the cowboys have.

    Gary b

    Supposedly Richard preferred big CBs and Garrett regime was known to be super conservative prefering pedestrian veterans to taking a chance on younger players.