2. Nahshon Wright
It looks like the Cowboys have their cornerback room set after Kelvin Joseph was benched a couple of weeks ago. Trevon Diggs and Wright will handle the outside duties while DaRon Bland will stay in the slot.
That means Diggs and Wright will mainly be responsible for Mike Evans and Julio Jones, and Bland will try to lockdown Chris Godwin.
Diggs has been Diggs this season and made his second straight Pro Bowl, and while Bland is still a rookie, he has made an immediate impact on the team with his five interceptions. He’s been a solid replacement after Jourdan Lewis went down with an injury.
But, the second outside cornerback position has been hard for the Cowboys to find after Anthony Brown’s season-ending injury. With Joseph out of the picture, Wright has to step up. He played a season-high 47 snaps in the win against the Titans in Week 17.
The second-year corner has to use his size and physicality to make plays on the outside. Wright did secure his first interception of the season in Tennessee, but also allowed 105 yards on seven catches in that same contest.
The Cowboys can’t afford to have the second cornerback spot become a liability in the secondary. If that’s the case, Dallas could be in trouble and sent home early.
But, if Wright can come into his own and keep trending up for the Cowboys, that would be huge for the team’s Super Bowl aspirations.