The Dallas Cowboys new defensive backs
The Dallas Cowboys didn’t invest a top selection in the secondary this draft cycle but they didn’t ignore it either. With Trevon Diggs, Malik Hooker, Stephon Gilmore, and Jourdan Lewis (just to name a few) all hitting free agency in 2024, Dallas needed to do something to get ahead of the upcoming crisis.
What they did was trade up and select Southern Miss DB Eric Scott in the sixth round. A player who wasn’t on many draft boards, Scott caught many draft analysist by complete surprise. But the Dallas Cowboys were scouting him and they were specifically targeting him so they clearly saw something.
Fans are thirst to know what exactly that is.
Joining Scott on the “watch list” is Louisiana Tech’s Myles Brooks. Many of us at Sport DFW think he’s the better prospect (even if he was a UDFA) and has a real chance at even making the 53-man roster this year.
What we need to see from the DBs is discipline and hip movement. Everyone who gets drafted is good and can make plays on the ball but which ones show technique and discipline? Which ones have smooth hip movement and are able to stick to WRs downfield?
Again, this is the easiest environment to show those skills. It’s basically flag football out there.
Rookie minicamps and many of the subsequent offseason camps don’t offer a fraction of what training camp offers, but they still provide something if you know what to look for. These are the three things I’m looking for.