5 bold 2023 offseason predictions for the Cowboys
By Randy Gurzi
4. Isaiah Oliver reunites with Dan Quinn
When Dan Quinn was still with the Atlanta Falcons, they used a second-round pick on Colorado cornerback Isaiah Oliver. He played for Quinn for the first two seasons of his career and part of his third.
He had developed into a full-time starter capable of playing on the boundary and in the slot and that continued even after Quinn was out in Atlanta. Oliver did end up suffering a knee injury that ended his 2021 campaign after just four games but he was retained on a one-year deal for 2022.
He ended up making his 2022 debut in Week 6 and had three tackles, a pass breakup, and an interception.
For his career, Oliver now has 203 tackles, 34 pass defenses, three forced fumbles, and two picks. He was the 11th overall cornerback in the NFL according to PFF this past season and hits the open market at the right time.
Dallas also has a couple of corners hitting free agency with Anthony Brown and Jourdan Lewis seeing their deals run out. Both have been solid players but the Cowboys would surely like to get younger and upgrade the position.
Adding Oliver would not only do this but it would allow them to move on from Kelvin Joseph, who has been a major disappointment since being drafted in the second round in 2021. Throw in the fact that he knows Dan Quinn’s system and it just feels like the right move.