The Cowboys are losing players left and right via free agency in 2017.
In less than a half hour, the Dallas Cowboys have lost both of their starting cornerbacks from the 2016 season. Just minutes after learning of the loss of Brandon Carr to the Baltimore Ravens, the Cowboys now learn that their star cornerback from the first half of 2016 is also heading out of town to sign with a new team.
Per ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter via twitter, the Cowboys are losing yet another cornerback in free agency.
“Former Cowboys’ CB Morris Claiborne is expected to sign with the Jets, per league source. CB market now moving.”
Former Cowboys' CB Morris Claiborne is expected to sign with the Jets, per league source. CB market now moving.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2017
I'll miss Morris Claiborne. When he was healthy the past two seasons, he played like an elite player.
— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) March 16, 2017
So Cowboys lose Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne in a matter of 15 minutes.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) March 16, 2017
This puts a major issue with the Cowboys secondary, Claiborne and Carr were very big parts of this secondary and now you are looking at a corner that has very limited experience in Anthony Brown and a veteran who has had an injury plagued last few years in Orlando Scandrick. The upside of the position is there, but with lack of experience and injuries, this could be a very costly day for the Cowboys. We know Scandrick can play at the high level it takes to play cornerback, but Brown will have to prove it on a weekly basis, something that looks promising, but we won’t know for sure until he hits the field against the games top receiving talent.
Hopefully the Cowboys know what they are doing with this year’s free agency, but it just seems they are letting go of more that they are bringing in.
What are your thoughts on the losses from Thursday?