The Dallas Cowboys’ defensive woes was largely attributed to their cornerback play, as they finished 30th in pass defense. Players like Brandon Carr are looking to bounce back.
The Dallas Cowboys are in need of drastic improvement at cornerback, as evidenced by them finishing 30th in pass defense.
Brandon Carr, who is their best cornerback, struggled mightily last season. He had played well in 2012, which was his first season with the Cowboys.
He will look to bounce back as Orlando Scandrick looks to build on his respectable 2013 performance. He showed solid run support skills by logging two sacks to go with his two interceptions.
Morris Claiborne is currently third in the Cowboys’ corner equation, and this is a huge disappointment considering he was once viewed as the team’s future franchise shutdown corner.
The former LSU star has severely underachieved, and he was even benched in favor of Scandrick in the middle of the season. Claiborne will look to ultimately shed his bust label as he enters his third season in the NFL.
Sterling Moore will a key backup at corner. He was part of the Patriots’ 2011 team that went to the Super Bowl, and he showed potential in their playoff run.
B.W. Webb will fight for a roster spot. He was selected in the fourth round of the 2013 draft, but he will face stiff competition from rookie Terrance Mitchell. Mitchell has a lot of upside and will presumably start on special teams if he makes the roster.
The Cowboys are expected to carry five cornerbacks at most, and Moore has the most upside of the bottom three, so it will likely come down to Webb and Mitchell for the final roster spot.