8 Cowboys players who are defying expectations at training camp

These Cowboys have shined since the pads came on at training camp.
Aug 1, 2023; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive back Sheldrick Redwine (36) and safety
Aug 1, 2023; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive back Sheldrick Redwine (36) and safety / Jason Parkhurst-USA TODAY Sports
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Juanyeh Thomas

Despite being undrafted, Thomas spent 2022 on the practice squad and emerged as a valuable player on special teams. With Wilson and Mukuamu injured, he has seamlessly moved up to the first team.

The Georgia Tech graduate has had a great start and is consistent in his coverage, trusting his technique and making quick moves towards the ball, leading to significant pass breakups.

The probability of Thomas being exposed to waivers is low if he keeps making the most of his opportunities.

Nahshon Wright

In the third year, Wright seems to have had an epiphany. The coaching staff have to pleased with what they have seen from him during this camp.

His physicality, length, and presence have caused problems for Jalen Tolbert, Michael Gallup, and Brandin Cooks. The reason for Wright's two interceptions during camp is his approach of attacking the football at its highest point.

The way he looks gives off a vibe of speed, fluidity, and confidence. By adding his special team's ability, he is proving to be a valuable depth piece.

Damone Clark

Among linebackers in 2021, Clark received my highest rating. You can find my pre-draft report on him here.

Despite not being expected to return, Clark played in 10 games last season after recovering from his neck injury. We saw both physical and mental fatigue in him as the season went on and his head was spinning.

That appears to be all behind him now. Damone Clark looks dialed in.

He is identifying his keys, filling gaps correctly, and creating havoc in both the run and passing game. Unless something changes, he will be the starting linebacker next to Leighton Vander Esch.

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