Dallas Cowboys 2020 draft: 3 potential third-round cornerbacks

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The Dallas Cowboys say goodbye to cornerback stud, Byron Jones. The athlete will get big dollars outside of Big D in free agency. The ‘Boys must draft CB.

The first domino in the Dallas Cowboys universe dropped. Cornerback Byron Jones, a former first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, is waving bye. The talented cornerback, standing at six-foot-one, will find plenty of options in the free agency market.

The Dallas Cowboys have Jourdan Lewis and Chidobe Awuzie, which are favorable pieces to work with. Lewis, who turns 25 in August, was an underappreciated, polished player if you ask me. He is starter material. I’d expect the new Dallas regime to give him more looks in 2020.

Awuzie also turns 25 in a couple of months. He has only three interceptions in three seasons as an NFL pro. To his credit, he has earned 32 pass deflections and 119 total tackles. Awuzie had an inconsistent season in 2019, but a new coaching staff might be the solution.

In my past two posts, I highlighted three potential first and second-rounders for the Dallas Cowboys. This week, with the news of Byron Jones hitting the free agency marketplace, I will highlight three potential cornerbacks in the third round.

I still believe the Cowboys will aim for safety, defensive tackle and maybe tight end in the first two rounds. With Lewis, Awuzie, and Anthony Brown, the Cowboys have the luxury to hold off at cornerback. So, let’s take some cornerbacks in the third round, which is the 82nd overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.