RAGS TO RICHES SECONDARY COUP
The days of panic when a starter in the Dallas secondary gets up slowly are over. The roster now has five corners talented enough to start on Sundays.
2016 rookie Anthony Brown proved worthy with 10 starts under his belt. Veterans Orlando Scandrick and Nolan Carroll have 58 and 54 starts respectively.
Then comes the addition of instant impact rookies Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis. Both were ranked among 2017’s top 10 corners and top 65 overall.
If Byron Jones were to miss time at free saffety, both Awuzie and fellow rookie Woods have the coverage range to play deep.
Woods instincts and physicality will likely swipe the strong safety job. Yet if the injury bug were to bite, Dallas has two former starters in the wings.
Jeff Heath has 10 previous starts, while free agent pick-up Robert Blanton has 19.
THE RETURN OF FIELD POSITION
On special teams there won’t be anymore crazy talk about Dez Bryant returning punts to replace an ineffective Lucky Whitehead.
In 2013, before taking on a starting receiver role, new rookie Switzer led the nation in punt return average (20.9 ypr) and touchdowns (5).
Aside from special teams, Switzer has the slot talent to start for half the teams in the NFL on day one. Don’t sleep on his ability to provide unique offensive contributions.