Five concerns stand out as the Dallas Cowboys head into the 2020 NFL season
The Dallas Cowboys boast one of the most talented rosters in the NFL this season. Combined with a new and competent coaching staff, there’s reason for optimism around Cowboys Nation. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t concerns…
The Cowboys still have a handful of questions they must answer between now and Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season. Today, we’re going to look at the five most concerning spots on the team heading into the season
Dallas Cowboys’ Concern No. 1: CB1
Byron Jones’ exodus left a gaping hole at the very top of the cornerback depth chart. Instead of hunting for a CB1 replacement in free agency, the Dallas Cowboys opted to fortify their depth with some bargain “traits” guys like Daryl Worley, Maurice Canady, and Saivion Smith.
In the draft the Cowboys invested in a pair high ceiling project players like Trevon Diggs and Reggie Robinson. Both players have elite potential but likely require a fair amount of patience as they grow into the cornerback position at the highest level.
At the end of the day the Dallas Cowboys don’t have a clear No. 1 CB on the roster in 2020 and that may come back to bite them. In fact, their CB2 may end up moving from his spot on the boundary and man an inside post as a safety/nickel CB hybrid. The CB by committee strategy smells an awfully lot like the infamous WR by committee plan of 2018
<insert shivers down spine>.
The past two seasons Byron Jones was able to neutralize one side of the field. Even though his INT numbers are unfathomably low, teams rarely passed in his direction. Without a true CB1 on the roster, opponents will be free to distribute the ball anywhere.
The Dallas Cowboys can’t double or offer safety support to everyone (even if they do play more 2-Man coverage like we suspect). Whoever the starting CBs are in 2020, they will need to handle business on their own. That’s more than a little concerning.