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Dallas Cowboys: For Better or For Worse in the Secondary

March 20th, 2017 at 11:01 AM
By Sports Media 101

With the Dallas Cowboys losing Brandon Carr, Morris Claiborne, Barry Church and J.J. Wilcox and the addition of Nolan Carroll, have the Cowboys gotten better, worse, stayed the same, or does it matter?

For the past few weeks, fans have taken two distinct sides when it comes to the offseason for the Dallas Cowboys. Yet, nothing has been more polarizing than the state of the secondary. As of right now, the Dallas Cowboys have Byron Jones, Jeff Heath, Orlando Scandrick, Nolan Carroll, and Anthony Brown as the starters in the secondary. This could and most likely will change with the draft coming up and with plenty of time before the season starts. However, the questions regarding the secondary will continue for a while.

On one side, fans feel that the losses of Morris Claiborne, J.J. Wilcox, Brandon Carr, and Barry Church are a good thing. While the secondary has been fairly average, many feel that the Cowboys are better off without these players, or at the very least that they have broken even. Sure, the salary cap comes into consideration in this whole discussion, but fans wanted change and they most certainly got it.

On the other side, fans feel that while the Dallas Cowboys did need upgrades in the secondary, the thought is they have actually gotten worse and haven’t upgraded in the least. The only player everyone seems to be settled on is Byron Jones. Most like Orlando Scandrick as well, however, his injury history is somewhat of a concern.

The rest of the secondary is hotly contested. Starting with Anthony Brown, just about everyone feels he was a pleasant surprise last season in the sixth round. He played well as a part-time player and even in the half of the season he started.

While it seems many feel he can contribute, there is some trepidation about not having a lot of experience. He has only …

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Tags: Anthony Brown, Barry Church, Brandon Carr, Byron Jones, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Sports, J.J. Wilcox, Jeff Heath, Morris Claiborne, Nolan Carroll, Orlando Scandrick

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