3 second-year Cowboys who are in the midst of breakout seasons

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2. CB DaRon Bland

DaRon Bland is the man of the hour after his two-interception performance against the Patriots, which culminated with a pick-six -- his second of the young season -- in the second quarter.

It's admittedly difficult to say Bland is breaking out after he notched five interceptions as a rookie despite starting only eight games. His eight interceptions since the start of 2022 is the most of any defensive back in the NFL.

With three interceptions in four games, though, Bland is absolutely laying the groundwork for a breakout season. While he showed star potential as a rookie, the 24-year-old could catapult himself into the discussion of the league's top corners now that he's locked into a full-time role on one of the best defenses in the sport.

Bland might endure some hardships after switching from the nickel to the outside following Trevon Diggs' season-ending injury, but the early returns are highly encouraging as he's currently allowing a 34.5 passer rating and 55% conversion rate when targeted, resulting in a sublime 84.7 coverage grade, via PFF.

A Pro Bowl season could be in the cards for the budding defensive back.