Cowboys go CB again, selecting Lewis in 3rd

Lewis was a possible first-rounder early in the draft process, but Dallas managed to grab him late in the third.

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(AP Photo/Tony Ding)

(AP Photo/Tony Ding)

Cowboys go CB again, selecting Lewis in 3rd

  • The Dallas Cowboys selected cornerback Jourdan Lewis in the third round of the draft Friday night.
  • Lewis was the third-ranked cornerback on PFF’s big board, with a first-round grade.
  • Over the past three seasons, Lewis intercepted six passes and broke up another 28.
  • Lewis allowed a passer rating below 48.0 and a completion percentage below 42 percent in each of the past three seasons.
  • He allowed a reception once every 21.8 snaps in coverage in 2016, the sixth-best rate in the draft class.
  • After selecting CB Chidobe Awuzie in the second-round, the Cowboys have doubled up at the position after losing Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne in free agency.
  • Long-range speed may be a bit of a concern for Lewis, but his experience spot outside and in the slot, as well as press-man coverage, fit the Cowboys’ system well.

Jourdan Lewis

  • crosseyedlemon

    I’ve never been much of a Cowboys fan but that could change if they keep taking my boys from Michigan. I see good things happening for that Dallas defense in the near future.