As the Dallas Cowboys prepare for training camp next month, fans of America’s Team are hoping some lingering questions get answered this summer. Coming off a disappointing 6-10 season, there are certainly several issues to iron out in the coming months.
While fans will be watching training camp very closely this offseason trying to find signs of improvement, there are individual players we’ll be hoping to see something special from this summer. Here are our top three …
Kelvin Joseph, CB
After not landing one of the top cornerbacks in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Cowboys drafted Kentucky cornerback Kelvin Joseph as a consolation prize in the second round. Joseph has first-round talent, but off-the-field maturity concerns led him to cut short his tenure at LSU following a suspension.
Imagined to be the perfect one-two punch combined with second-year corner Trevon Diggs, Cowboys fans have to hope Joseph posts a big performance at training camp if he’s going to have a major impact as a rookie.
After all, the player also known as Bossman Fat comes to the NFL with very little experience having only played 15 total games in his brief college career. And rookie cornerbacks are notorious for needing extra time to acclimate to the speed of the NFL.
Damontae Kazee, S
It’s been three years since former Atlanta Falcons safety Damontae Kazee led the NFL with seven interceptions at his position. The 28-year old veteran is also coming off an Achilles injury that limited him to just four games in 2020.
Kazee has been tabbed as the team’s savior at safety with Keanu Neal shifting to linebacker. While the early reports coming out of OTAs were good, that trend needs to continue in training camp as he battles back from his season-ending injury.
Tyler Biadasz, C
One of the biggest areas of concern on the Cowboys’ roster no one seems to be talking about is the center position. After starting in only four games as a rookie, only one of which with quarterback Dak Prescott under center, 2020 fourth-rounder Tyler Biadasz seems to have automatically inherited the starting role.
While the Cowboys still have the option to re-sign current free agent Joe Looney, who started 12 games for Dallas at center last season, they seem more than content to gift wrap Biadasz the job. A solid performance from the second-year center at training camp could help alleviate fears about his sudden ascension.