Dallas Cowboys’ 2009 Cornerback Grades

March 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In Parts I-III of our “Grading the ‘Boys'” Series , we analyzed the production of the offensive line and running backs.  We now swing over to the defense to critique the play of the Cowboys’ top three cornerbacks.
As is the case with every position in football, the success of the defensive backs is very dependent on the play of other positions, particularly those rushing the passer.  Thus, it can become difficult when comparing CB’s from different teams because the efficiency of their respective pass-rushers is directly correlated to the cornerbacks’ own success.
It is easier to compare CB’s on the same team, particularly if they do not match up with specific receivers.  This is the case on the Cowboys, as Terence Newman and Mike Jenkins generally play one side of the field, regardless of where the opposition’s receivers line up.
Playing in the slot can be a bit different, and so we must be careful...

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