Cowboys have no interest in CB DarrelleRevis

PFF takes a look at Revis' production over his career and at his play in 2016, which significantly declined.

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Cowboys have no interest in CB DarrelleRevis


  • Following Dez Bryant’s attempt to recruit free-agent Darrelle Revis, the Cowboys are said to have no interest in signing the former pro-bowl cornerback to a deal.
  • For most of Revis’ 10-year career he was considered one of the best corners in the game. A seven-time pro bowler and a four time first team all pro, he has earned grades over 85.0 on seven of his ten seasons, including his career best of 97.6 in 2009, when he allowed passer rating of just 32.3, the lowest mark in the league that year. He routinely allowed less than a yard per cover snap, until he re-signed with the Jets in 2015.
  • In 2016, his play dramatically declined, and was released by the Jets this off season. He finished the season with an overall grade of 72.1, the worst grade of his career. He allowed 1.28 yards per cover snap, the most outside of his rookie year, and he allowed a passer rating of 104.2, ranking 68th of 81 corners with at least 570 snaps.
  • The Cowboys are expected to start Orlando Scandrick, (who allowed just two touchdowns all season) and second round draft pick Chidobe Awuzie at corner (who Led all cornerbacks in 2015 with 41 tackles resulting in a defensive stop).

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  • Andre Taylor

    Although many are writing off CB Darrelle Revis, they are making a mistake. Revis does get the majority of the negative press for the mess that was the Jets secondary, while Revis did play well below his normally ALL-PRO level. The Jets secondary as a whole was an abomination, without significant pressure on the opposing QB. Alot the blame belongs to HC Todd Bowles and the defensive coaching staff. When then FS Marcus Gilchrist went down with a season ending injury, SS Calvin Pryor was moved around which led to inconsistent play on his part. Veteran CB Buster Skirine was played outside, when he is to small to be anything more than a slot CB. Bowles runs a complicated defensive scheme, to then play guys out of their natural positions, adding in the lack of pressure from the pass rush gives you the poor season that the Jets secondary and defense had. As teams began to lose guys to camp injuries, free agents like Revis will get the call.

    • crosseyedlemon

      I don’t see any team with playoff aspirations sending out the call regardless of how thin their depth becomes. Our Bears are being so badly managed that he could wind up in that train wreck of a secondary though.

      • Andre Taylor

        Now that i agree with, GM Ryan Pace is Dr Jeckel and Mr Hyde. I certainly don’t understand him at all, after last off-season and the draft it looked like it was only a matter of time before Pace had turned the Bears around. Despite me being a diehard Ravens fan, i still appreciate the building of a good team. Pace scooped up pro-bowl LG Josh Sitton after the Packers cut him, then went into the draft and nailed it. Getting 3 possibly 4 pro-bowl level starters in OLB Leonard Floyd, C/G Cody Whitehair, and 5th round steal RB Jordan Howard. Thats not even counting ILB Nick Kwiatkowski, who filled in for Freeman. Pace also signed both ILB Freeman and Danny Trevathan, and DE/DT Akiem Hicks, Freeman and Trevathan were both ranked in the top 10 at their positions and Hicks turned out to be a steal. It seemed like Pace had a clear vision, knowing that the Bears could cut Jay Cutler without a massive cap hit and armed with the 3rd overall pick in the draft and all those draft picks in what many were saying was the deepest defensive draft in NFL history. Im thinking if Pace has another off-season like 2016 the Bears could vastly improve. While most poopooed on the signing of veteran Mike Glennon, i thought it was a good move. Bringing in Glennon on a 3 year contract that was essentially a 1 year prove it deal, made a ton of sense. If Glennon played well they keep him, if he doesn’t and the 2018 QB class having several elite level prospects. It seem like a win, win situation, it looked as if Pace signed Glennon to keep from feeling the need to reach for a QB in a very weak class. Instead choosing to build the teams talent level and wait on the QB, i even thought the free agent signings like WR’s Kendall Wright and Markus Wheaton were sound moves, both had some proven, decent production and still young enough to improve. Pace added some quality pieces to the secondary as well, CB Prince Amukamara is a solid veteran. CB Marcus Cooper a up-and-coming talent, and SS Quintin Demps would be the enforcer in the secondary

        • crosseyedlemon

          Bears visit Baltimore week 6 after playing back to back division opponents. Home team has won every game in this series. Dang!

    • McGeorge

      As someone who watched all the Jets games last year I have to disagree with you about Revis.
      He simply stopped trying.
      He was awful.
      Why would a team want a player who wont try?
      What would they pay, the veterans minimum on the off chance he plays hard?
      He has a 6MM guarantee from the Jets with offsets, so he’s be subjecting his body to damage for free.

      The rest of the secondary was terrible, but Revis played very poorly, was frequently burned, and stopped trying to tackle.

      Todd Bowles was running a simpler defense and the players were still screwing up. I put that on the coaching staff.