Dallas Cowboys: 4 Bold Predictions for the 2021 Season

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The Dallas Cowboys Second Outside Cornerback

For week one, the defense is expected to trot out Trevon Diggs, Anthony Brown, and Jourdan Lewis as their starting three cornerbacks. Depending on how you feel about the cornerbacks individually, odds are you probably aren’t super enthusiastic about them competing against Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and the Buccaneers choice of Scotty Miller, Antonio Brown, or Tyler Johnson.

The hope for many fans is that either of the two cornerbacks the organization drafted on Day 2 will play considerable minutes on defense and provide a positive impact, if not provide a greater impact than the cornerback currently playing opposite Trevon Diggs.

Through training camp and the preseason, Kelvin Joseph and Nahshon Wright haven’t done enough to separate themselves from the other cornerback depth on this roster. They’ve had typical rookie moments along with moments of resilience, but the likelihood they were going to start week one was pretty small.

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However, the season is 18 weeks long meaning anything can happen. An injury to any of the three starters invites opportunities for the younger or less-established players in the defensive secondary. Joseph is currently nursing a groin injury and is currently on IR while Nahshon Wright and veteran Maurice Canady are active members on the depth chart.

Joseph is currently at a massive disadvantage compared to Wright and Canady, but Joseph is currently the most athletic cornerback on the roster and was more highly touted coming out of college than both, and for good reason. If Dan Quinn wants to continue being versatile defensively, Joseph affords him that opportunity as a cornerback.

He’s explosive out of his breaks in off coverage. He displays solid footwork off the line of scrimmage and definitely has the foot speed to mirror receivers in coverage. He displays good competitive toughness as portrayed by his ability to recover after getting beat in the preseason. In all, Joseph is a ball player, we just don’t know it yet.

Kelvin Joseph should cement himself as CB2 by the season’s end.

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This concludes my four bold predictions for the Dallas Cowboys 2021 season. I do believe there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about Dallas making the playoffs; I am a bit less optimistic that make a fairy tale run in the playoffs. However, the Mike McCarthy era has yet to really take off in Dallas so let’s all sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!