As it stands, the Cowboys have a long list of good cornerbacks. It looks as if everyone named can slide in and play well. There is one problem though.
With the departure of Byron Jones, everyone is going to need to step up to fill that void. Awuzie will be heavily leaned on to fill in the void, but he might not be able to do it alone.
Uncertainty over if he can cover the big-name wide receivers will loom large until he does it. This season will see the likes of DeAndre Hopkins and Odell Beckham Jr. Those are two top talents in the NFL.
Last season the passing defense played well. The Cowboys placed 10th in passing yards against and tied for eighth in passing touchdowns against.
As a whole, the group of cornerbacks is worse this season compared to last season. The depth is better, but that top spot has a question mark on it. Questions around Awuzie and Diggs will be circling all season.
If Awuzie can step up, then I can see the passing defense being around the same as last season. This would be good enough to take the team to the playoffs.
Once the passing defense is held down, then the attention will shift to the run defense again. The Cowboys will hope that is shored up to avoid another disappointing season.
It’s never easy to lose any top talent in the league. The Cowboys have done a great job of finding young talent to come in and help get a group of athletes that will fit the new defensive scheme. I say being a top 10 passing defense in the 2020 season is realistic for the Dallas Cowboys.