Reality Check: Dallas Cowboys Aren’t Trading for or Signing a Veteran Cornerback
Making the transition from college to the NFL is a difficult one that is made all the more difficult if you play on the defensive side of the football. It’s even more challenging if you play cornerback. The talent at the wide receiver in the league is absolutely ridiculous. Every week, cornerbacks are matched up against guys who are 1,000-yard receivers and dangerous players even if they don’t hit that 1,000 milestone on an annual basis.
That’s why many, including myself, have clamored at the idea of adding a legit veteran option at the position to play this year while the Dallas Cowboys rookie cornerbacks make the transition into the league.
While it was expected that Kelvin Joseph would be the guy to start opposite of Trevon Diggs, he had limited practice time in OTAs, and minicamp and third-round pick Nahshon Wright emerged as a potential option to start on the outside. Still, either player lining up in week one against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to cover Mike Evans should keep Dan Quinn up at night. And so should Anthony Brown lining up on the outside as well.
It would be great to see the Dallas Cowboys sign a Richard Sherman to come in and provide stability on the outside while allowing the rookies to work their way in. The Cowboys could also try to pry Stephon Gilmore away from the clutches of Bill Belichick.