Top-level NFL cornerbacks are a rare commodity. The Dallas Cowboys have 'em, in a sense. Should they keep the ones they have?
The Cincinnati Bengals are the free-agency destination for Chidobe Awuzie, the Cowboys corner who departs Dallas with a three-year deal - presumably at dollars Dallas was never going to touch.
Some think more highly of Chido than others. From writer Jeremy Fowler: Awuzie missed half the season due to injury but will have a market due to his speed, size and coverage skills.
Fowler has it right when it comes to the market. We're not sure, however, that he has great insight into Awuzie's failings in Dallas.
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And while we're at it, we're not sure PFF or even the Bengals do, either.
PFF predicted that Awuzie will be re-signed by the Cowboys for three years and $27 million. Good for Chido, but ... That always went contrary to our understanding of Dallas' view of the former 2017 second-round pick from Colorado, who has never developed into the shut-down cornerback the Cowboys hoped for ... and in the view of some inside The Star was slow to recover from injury.
Dallas is short-handed at the position, with Awuzie and nickel corner Jourdan Lewis both coming free. (Trevon Diggs and Anthony Brown are under contract.)
The Cowboys were never truly going to get into any level of bidding war for Chidobe Awuzie. ... meaning the search to find a running mate for budding star Trevon Diggs is about to commence. ... commence, maybe, at the end of April, that is.