3 Cowboys who are desperate to perform in Week 2 of preseason

The pressure is on these Cowboys to perform in the second week of preseason.
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2. Eric Scott Jr.

Scott Jr. has been one of the Cowboys' top performers throughout the offseason, including training camp. His competitive edge and fearlessness caught Dan Quinn's eye and he's stacked up impressive reps against some of the team's top receivers.

For whatever reason, though, the preseason opener flied in the face of everything we had seen from the 2023 sixth-round pick.

Perhaps Scott Jr.'s biggest brain farts occurred when he plugged the wrong hole against the run, including on a 30-yard run from Tank Bigsby when he should have sealed the sideline. Scott Jr. was caught in no-man's land and Bigsby simply bounced outside for an easy chunk play.

Scott Jr. attributed his struggles to first game nerves.

"I didn't like how anxious I was," Scott said. via DallasCowboys.com. "I think in the second half, things slowed down. I think for the second game, things should look a lot slower. In that first game, it was a little fast."

With Jourdan Lewis nearing a return to the field, Scott Jr. needs to perform better against the Seahawks or he'll risk falling to the bottom of the CB pecking order. That'd be a big fall given all the first-team reps he's had at camp.