Cowboys CB Jourdan Lewis should play fewer snaps
Should Lewis play fewer snaps? Absolutely. Can the Cowboys afford to reduce his role? Not exactly, which is why Trevon Diggs' injury is so consequential.
If Diggs was playing, Dallas would have Diggs, DaRon Bland, who tallied his fifth interception of the season vs the Giants, and Stephon Gilmore to dominate the snap share. Diggs' injury has thrust Lewis into a prominent role and the 28-year-old has looked like a shell of his former self coming off Lisfranc surgery.
He was in coverage on seemingly every positive Giants offensive play on Sunday. The Cowboys defense doesn't make many mistakes. When they do, it's usually Lewis.
Dallas has bigger fish to fry this season and opponents (if they're smart) will continue to sniff out Lewis in the secondary. The depth at CB is thin behind Lewis, but it's time for Dan Quinn to give someone else a shot in the slot.
The Cowboys used Sunday to see what they have in seventh-round rookie Jalen Brooks. Why not do the same with fellow rookie Eric Scott Jr. or trade acquisition Noah Igbinoghene? It certainly couldn't hurt.