1. Troy Pride Jr., Cornerback
The speedy defensive back posted under 4.3 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine. Troy Pride Jr. stands at five-foot-eleven, weighing nearly 200 pounds. He played four years at Notre Dame.
With his speed attributes, Pride also took his talents to the Notre Dame track team. With the Fighting Irish, he intercepted four passes, deflected 18 balls, and totaled 114 tackles.
Pride would be a nice addition to the Cowboys team. I don’t see him stealing reps from Lewis and Awuzie, but with additional coaching and time, Troy Pride Jr. could be a nice pick up because of his speed. He didn’t have any major roles as a return specialist, but could that change in Big D?
2. Cameron Dantzler, Cornerback
Compared to Pride, Dantzler ran 4.64 seconds in the 40-yard dash in Indianapolis. His vertical jump was recorded at 34.5 inches. The six-foot-two, Louisiana native, turns 22 on September 3. He is listed at 185 pounds.
Cameron Dantzler spent three seasons with the Mississippi State Bulldogs, the same school as quarterback Dak Prescott. The tall, lanky cornerback recorded five interceptions, one and a half sacks, 107 tackles, and 17 pass deflections. In high school, he played cornerback and quarterback, where he created issues for defenses with his arm and legs.
This Bulldog was named to the All-SEC second team in 2018. It’ll interesting to see where Dantzler falls to. His height and movement are interesting attributes. Like Pride, Dantzler won’t see starter time immediately, but that would okay as he polishes into an NFL product.