1. Bench Kelvin Joseph
We hate to pile on a player that’s taking slings and arrows from the entirety of Cowboys Nation, including the media, but fans’ patience with Joseph is wearing thin after his lack of discipline in coverage spearheaded the Jaguars’ second half comeback.
Before he got benched, Joseph allowed two catches for 69 yards on three targets, Both of his receptions allowed went for touchdowns. On the first, he was cooked on a standard double move from Zay Jones, who took the form of a world-beater on Sunday, for a 59-yard score. On the second, Marvin Jones took the second-year cornerback to task on a short post route in the red zone.
Though the Cowboys are thin at cornerback, Joseph cannot continue playing significant snaps. The team recently signed Mackensie Alexander to its practice squad, and claimed Trayvon Mullen off waivers.
Kendall Sheffield’s been kicking around the practice squad the last two months, so he represents another option alongside 2021 third-round pick Nahshon Wright, who replaced Joseph opposite Trevon Diggs on Sunday.
Wright doesn’t inspire much confidence, but Cowboys fans will take anything but Joseph at this point. Ideally, one of Alexander or Mullen — given their experience — pick up the playbook fast and get activated in time for Saturday.