Dallas Cowboys UDFA CB Myles Brooks is the real deal

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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The Dallas Cowboys Undrafted CB Myles Brooks shows promise as a potential candidate.

At 6-2, 198 pounds, Brooks has the look of the type of bigger boundary cornerback the Dallas Cowboys seek and the kind that Dan Quinn loves.

Brooks is considered by many highly respected people in NFL circles to have greater potential than 6th round pick CB Eric Scott Jr.  He is a smart young man who understands the game.

Once the 6th round is reached, I am not the type of person to scrutinize prospects in great detail. The process of getting to the NFL is irrelevant, as long as you make it there. The most important thing to consider is your ability to stay and build a successful career here.

The Dallas Cowboys still have some depth-related questions regarding their cornerbacks, despite acquiring Stephon Gilmore in a trade. The drafting of CB Eric Scott Jr and the signing of Myles Brook isn’t surprising to me and here’s why.

All signs point to Jourdan Lewis coming back from a serious foot injury, but Anthony Brown has not been re-signed as he works back from a serious Achilles injury.

Kelvin Joseph and Nahshon Wright, second- and third-round picks in 2021, have not worked out. I made mentioned that the current coaching regime led by Mike McCarthy will not wait around.

Last year, the Cowboys selected DaRon Bland in the fifth round, and he led the defense in interceptions (five).

Brooks participated in 12 games and played 717 snaps for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in 2022. He tallied up 27 tackles, 4 assists, and 13 stops. With 9 pass breakups, 3 interceptions, and a 45.2 QB rating when targeted, Brooks’ performance in coverage was impressive.

When it comes to physical attributes, Brooks is quite long and athletic, possessing not only enough fluidity but also short-area athleticism to hold his own in one-one-one match ups. Patience and discipline define his press technique. It’s important to note that he possesses exceptional ball skills that may not be obvious to many in the 2023 NFL Draft.

I dedicated time to analyze three complete games. His Clemson and Texas Tech games were impressive. What was my takeaway?

Brooks, a confident cornerback, plays press coverage without safety help. Despite not having top-tier long speed (he clocked a 4.56 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine). Brooks has demonstrated his ability to unsettle wide receivers and make them adapt to his pace.

He’s physical, competitive, tough, and he trusts his technique. Those are the traits you want from your cornerback.

"“He’s really good. He is really fundamentally sound. Longer, bigger, can run – kind of makes your job hard as a receiver.” –  New York Giants receiver Bryce Ford-Wheaton"

Brooks has natural play-making ability, top-notch vertical athleticism, and coordination. He plays the ball like a wide receiver and possesses the length to win contested catches.

Kelvin Joseph and Nahshon Wright have a challenging task ahead of them. Myles Brooks game tape has very few holes. Unlike Joseph and Wright.

A new addition to the Dallas Cowboys’ cornerback room is a young and hungry player.  Myles Brooks appears to be ready for the NFL.