Dallas Cowboys 53-man roster prediction 2021 (training camp edition)

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Cornerbacks (7) Trevon Diggs, Anthony Brown, Jourdan Lewis, Kelvin Joseph, Nahshon Wright, C.J. Goodwin, Maurice Canady

The cornerback position isn’t in great shape heading into the season. They have talent to be sure, but it’s undeveloped talent which means the Dallas Cowboys will have to be patient with their green position group. To properly do that they’ll have to go deep.

For better or for worse, Diggs is CB1. He showed enough late last season to indicate he’s up to the task so we head into camp with our fingers crossed and not many options otherwise. CB2 is going to be a battle between Anthony Brown and Kelvin Joseph.

Brown isn’t ideal but neither is an extremely inexperienced rookie. Rookie CBs rarely play well and usually go through a ton of growing pains. Diggs was actually a positive anomaly and we shouldn’t expect the same from Joseph or fellow rookie, Nahshon Wright.

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Speaking of Wright, he looked great in minicamp and could be an immediate contributor in those Cover 3 looks outside. If Brown starts the season outside at CB2 (which we kinda expect), Lewis will start inside at slot.

Maurice Canady gets the inside track here if Joseph struggles. He’s a veteran with outside ability and will serve as an insurance policy. If, of course, Joseph claims that starting gig, Canady becomes expendable. But all of that will need to be proven so for now we slate Canady.

C.J. Goodwin is a virtual lock simply because he’s a special teams ace. On the outside is Reggie Robinson. He’ll have to prove himself convincingly in camp to get a roster spot because there just isn’t room.