The 2020 NFL Draft is rapidly approaching and one of the many needs for the Dallas Cowboys is within their secondary, primarily at cornerback.
During free agency, the Dallas Cowboys passed up on cornerbacks Chris Harris Jr. and Desmond Trufant. While they also saw Darius Slay get traded from the Detroit Lions to their rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles.
The absence of cornerback Byron Jones, who signed a hefty contract with the Miami Dolphins left a massive hole within the Cowboys secondary.
The common draft experts have the Cowboys looking at Florida cornerback C.J. Henderson in the first round, Alabama cornerback Trevon Diggs or even LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton. Maybe one of those three even slips into round two.
But what if the Cowboys have their eyes set on other prospects in rounds one and two? Maybe an edge rusher? A run-stuffing defensive tackle? A ball-hawking safety? A shifty, slot wide receiver? Or simply put, the best player available.
If that does become the case then Dallas is going to have to look deeper into the positional rankings to help them out at the cornerback position and I think it’s possible to get a player who can contribute this upcoming season outside of the so-called top prospects at the position.
Before we dive into it. Check out some statistics on the top 10 cornerbacks by coverage situation by Pro Football Focus. You’ll notice a unique trend on a few names that the Cowboys could grab after the highly notable cornerback prospects are gone in the draft. So, lets do it. Here are three cornerbacks the Dallas Cowboys could target in the 2020 NFL Draft.