3 least deserving players to make the Cowboys 53-man roster

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1. Nahshon Wright, CB

With roster decisions looming, it appeared the Cowboys had some tough calls to make when it came to their cornerback position. There were several locks, including Trevon Diggs, Stephon Gilmore, DaRon Bland, and Jourdan Lewis. There was also Eric Scott, Jr. who they traded up for in the 2023 NFL Draft. That meant it was essentially five locks with Nahshon Wright and Kelvin Joseph fighting for a spot.

There was no guarantee either would make it and each could be cut since teams typically keep five corners. Dallas, however, didn't follow the norm. Instead, they took seven corners but threw a curveball.

As cuts were being made, it was announced they traded Joseph to the Miami Dolphins for Noah Igbinoghene. It was a swap of corners, meaning there were suddenly six that were making the team. Then, when the dust settled, that number wound up being seven, since they didn't cut Wright.

A former third-round pick, Wright's selection in 2021 was heavily criticized but Dallas felt he could develop into a weapon. An incredibly raw prospect, Wright stands 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds and it's his length that Dan Quinn has always coveted. The veteran defensive coordinator likes corners with long wingspans who can disrupt the pass — and while Wright hasn't done much of that, he still has the potential.

The problem is, he has yet to truly put it all together and keeping him despite there being six better corners already on the roster feels like it could be a mistake.

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