6 Cowboys on Thin Ice Heading Into the NFL Draft

These Cowboys are on thin ice heading into the NFL Draft
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We’re just two weeks from the start of the 2024 NFL Draft and most teams have turned their focus completely to that event. The Dallas Cowboys might have been the first team to put all of their focus on the draft since they practically stayed out of free agency.

Even with their inactivity in the offseason, there are still a handful of Cowboys who could be in danger of losing their position with the club. Here we look at the six who are on the thinnest ice entering the NFL Draft.

6. Nahshon Wright, Cornerback

Dan Quinn had a type when it came to cornerbacks. The former defensive coordinator (who is now the head coach of the Washington Commanders) wanted tall cornerbacks with long arms. That’s exactly what he got when they took Nahshon Wright from Oregon State in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft. 

Wright was considered a late-round pick and the Cowboys were accused of making a huge reach here. After three seasons, it still appears as though Wright was over-drafted.

He’s been unable to carve out a role on the base defense, logging just 50 snaps this past season. That’s down from the 91 he played as a rookie and the 128 he had in year two.

Wright heads into this season with 37 tackles, five pass defenses, and one interception. He’s been a good special teams contributor but that might not be enough for him to stick around, especially if Dallas adds more depth at the position in the draft.