3 Cowboys players who got extremely lucky with 2022 draft results

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Cowboys, Anthony Brown
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – DECEMBER 02: Deonte Harris #11 of the New Orleans Saints carries the ball as Anthony Brown #30 of the Dallas Cowboys defends in the second quarter of the game at Caesars Superdome on December 02, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

2. Anthony Brown, CB

Anthony Brown had an interesting 2021 season. Although the LCB certainly got overlooked given Trevon Diggs’ breakout season, Brown actually had arguably his best year in the NFL. He started in 16 games, had three interceptions, one forced fumble, and 71 total tackles. However, people more likely remember Brown for getting burned quite a bit and causing penalties. The cornerback had a whopping four pass interference penalties in the Thanksgiving game against the Las Vegas Raiders.

In spite of all of that, the Cowboys don’t seem to be looking for a replacement for him. According to the current depth chart, Brown is still the first in line at LCB (left cornerback). The Cowboys did add DaRon Bland, a CB out of Fresno State, but he wasn’t drafted until the fifth round and likely won’t have an immediate impact in 2022. Bland is listed as a RCB and is currently fourth in line for that position behind Diggs, Kelvin Joseph, and Nahshon Wright.

Right now, Brown’s only competition besides Jourdan Lewis (who started in 13 games last year) is undrafted free agent Isaac Taylor-Stuart. The USC product is supposed to be a great cornerback, but with nine draftees and 20 undrafted free agents competing for roster spots, the odds aren’t exactly in his favor.

If the Cowboys didn’t want Brown, it’s likely they would have made him a cap casualty early on. The front office’s draft choices show they have faith in this defensive back.