Dec 8, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House (31) breaks up the pass intended for Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) during the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 43-37. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Davon House, Defensive Back
6’0,” 195 lbs. (26 on July 10)
The fact is that the Cowboys are hurting at the cornerback position.
Currently, only Orlando Scandrick and Tyler Patmon are locks to play next season. Brandon Carr could be released if he doesn’t agree to take a significant pay cut. Sterling Moore was not offered a tender as a restricted free agent and no one knows what Dallas can extract out of Morris Claiborne.
Insert Davon House. In a lot of ways, he is the cornerback version of Clayborn. He’s young. He’s got all the things you want in a corner (size, speed, strong hands). He has the ability to be a breakout type of guy.
He also has injury issues, especially at the wrong times. He missed out on a starting gig in 2012 due to a shoulder injury and had another shoulder injury right before the playoffs last season.
Since his first contract never saw him make more than $650K in any one season, he could be the exact type of low risk, high reward player that could add real value to the Cowboys secondary. Three years for $4.5M with $3M guaranteed could bring him to Dallas.
Those are the types of players that the Cowboys should be looking for when the store opens officially tomorrow. Hopefully one or two of these guys can come in as an addition to some signings of former Cowboys (Murray, Rolando McClain, Justin Durant) which would constitute a free agency splash.