3 Cowboys who are living on borrowed time in 2024

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2. CB Nahshon Wright

Nahshon Wright is heading into the final year of his rookie contract and the writing appears to be on the wall. With Trevon Diggs and DaRon Bland now the starters, Jourdan Lewis coming back and rookie Caelen Carson arriving, Wright is hoping just to make the final roster at the end of training camp. In addition to these corners returning, Dallas also signed UFL standout Gareon Conley. For a third round pick, Dallas was hoping to see more production out of him by now.

Wright was drafted in 2021 and had promise coming out of Oregon State largely due to his size at 6'4". A corner with that size is a luxury for any defense in locking up other team's best receiver. However, all Wright has been able to lock up are question marks on if he can cut it as a reliable corner in this defense.

Wright only had one start his rookie year in the season finale against the Eagles. The game was meaningless since Dallas already had their playoff spot locked up and so did Philadelphia. Both teams started a lot of backups. He played all of the snaps on defense and racked up four tackles in a blowout win. However, he went right back to the bench in 2022.

After only making two starts in 2022, mostly due to injuries, Wright did not start in a game last year. He also dealt with his own injuries last season, limiting him to 12 games. With a track record of little production the first two years and now an injury history, Wright is on borrowed time heading into 2024.