Every player develops at his own pace. Some players hit big in Year 1, while others take two or even three seasons to come into their own. The Dallas Cowboys have a handful of players who seem to be primed for their own personal breakout season here in 2022.
While we expect career seasons from players like CeeDee Lamb, Micah Parsons, and Dalton Schultz, for all intents and purposes they have already had their respective breakout seasons. It’s the guys floundering somewhere in the middle we want to focus on today. Players the national media doesn’t know much about but the Cowboys expect big things from.
Today we look at three Dallas Cowboys who are on the verge of a breakout in 2022
Before we start the list of three, let’s first look at a Dallas Cowboys player just missing the cut…
Kelvin Joseph, the Cowboys second year cornerback out of Kentucky, entered the offseason as a player on the cusp. One ugly incident later, and we don’t know where Joseph stands heading into the season.
As I’m sure everyone knows by now, Kelvin Joseph was involved in an incident that took the life of another person back in March. While it doesn’t appear legal charges will be filled against Joseph, he’s far from clean in this whole incident. It stands to reason the NFL will be issuing their own verdict this summer once Rodger Goodell’s investigation is finished, and as such, KJ could be facing a significant suspension.
We broke it down here: Cowboys prepare to play with Kelvin Joseph
Joseph impressed in his opportunities last season and if not for a looming punishment, stands to make an impact as a starter. But if he misses a significant portion of the season, his “breakout” will have to wait until 2023.
With that said, let’s look at our first breakout player on the list.