Cowboy whose stock is soaring: Jourdan Lewis
Is Jourdan Lewis playing the best football of his career? We hate to be prisoners of the moment, but he's making splash plays at an incredible rate right now. In terms of current form, Lewis, DeMarcus Lawrence and Micah Parsons have been the defense's top performers for the last month.
He struggled early in the season, but that was to be expected after his Lisfranc surgery, which was one of the worst cases of the injury doctors had seen in 35 years. Lewis had screws and bolts inserted to stabilize the foot and he was rendered to a walking boot a whopping four months after surgery.
It's one thing to be cleared to return, but it's clear Lewis is now fully recovered from the injury and has the confidence to boot. According to PFF (subscription required), Lewis finished second among cornerbacks in run-defense grade this season and he had more forced fumbles than missed tackles against the run.
It's crazy to think that so many fans and talking heads wanted Lewis cut during camp. The cap savings would have been minimal and losing him would've gutted the CB room. As the Cowboys embark on the postseason, Lewis' stock is as high as its ever been.