The Dallas Cowboys are being encouraged to let go of a long-serving veteran.
Maurice Moton from Bleacher Report says that Anthony Brown is a great candidate for surprise “veteran cuts”. Brown was the Cowboys’ starting cornerback last season. played 91% in snaps on defense which is the highest percentage of any player at Dallas’ defense.
Moton says that, assuming Kelvin Joseph (2021 second round) doesn’t get suspended (he was a passenger of a vehicle linked to a murder), and impresses in training camp the Cowboys might be able to move on from Brown.
Moton says that Joseph may be able to play a part in the Cowboys’ starting lineup because of his draft pedigree. The Cowboys may be able to move on from Anthony Brown if he impresses their coaching staff.
Brown’s most productive season was last season. He set career records in pass breakups (17), interceptions (33) and coverage completions (53.3%). The Cowboys have the option to release Brown, which will save $5 million on cap space, and instead choose a younger, more talented defender.
According to Pro Football Focus Brown, 28, posted a 66.0 defensive rating last season. He ranked 40th out of 116 qualifying corners. This number is actually higher than Trevon Diggs’s. He was known for his 11 interceptions and first-team All-Pro selection. Diggs ranked 80th in qualifying corners with a 58.5 defensive rating.
Joseph had a 71.2 overall defensive rating. It is worth noting that Joseph didn’t see much playing time during the season. appeared in only 24% of the snaps he took in the 10 games he participated in. Joseph actually played 142 special team snaps, compared to 164 defensive snaps in his rookie season.
Moton points out that a lot depends on whether the 21-year old will be able to emerge in training camp as a good starting option. If Joseph isn’t ready to take over, the Cowboys wouldn’t be foolish to let go of their most reliable cornerback.
Brown, who was selected sixth in the 2016 NFL Draft draft, has played in 82 games and 57 starts since then.
Lamb has been named the undisputed No. 1 receiver following Amari Cooper’s offseason trade to the Cleveland Browns. For the first time, Lamb is Dallas’ No. 1 receiver. The receiver, who is now in Year 3, says he’s ready to accept the role.
He said, “I’ve always been ready.” “That’s me and my competitiveness. It’s part of my nature. This is how we grew to love football. I’m always available to hear my name called.
It was a dream I have always had and I now feel that it is my chance to realize it. It’s an opportunity, so I see it that way.
Even with Cooper back in the fold, Lamb was Dak Prescott’s favorite weapon. Lamb caught 79 passes to 120 targets, netting 1,102 yards. Cooper, on the other hand, caught 68 passes from 104 targets for 865 yard.
Given that the Cowboys lost Cedrick Wilson through free agency, and will likely be entering the season without Michael Gallup , Lamb can be relied on to step in for some very large shoes.