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Top 10: Too Early To Predict Secondary? Writers Rank 10 DBs for 2018 Roster


FRISCO, Texas– It might not be the position with the most turnover, but the secondary definitely will have a new look in 2018, starting at the top with coach Kris Richard, the former Seahawks defensive coordinator. 

Without a doubt, there will be some changes with the defensive backs, after the release of veteran Orlando Scandrick and veteran Bryon Jones moving from safety to cornerback.

Are the Cowboys finished with the personnel changes here? While they've at least entertained the thought of adding a veteran safety, that hasn't occurred as we head into June. 

For now, this is what the Cowboys have in the secondary. 

The editorial team of, including Bryan Broaddus, David Helman, Nick Eatman, Rob Phillips, Lindsay Draper, Mike Marshall and Mickey Spagnola, have decided to take an early stab at ranking the entire group, with corners and safeties combined. 

The criteria was simple: who has the best chances of making the 53-man roster. 

Like everything, this list subject to change, but it's how this staff sees it shaping up, based of the current information. 

Here are the Top 10 secondary players as of June 1: 

Honorable Mention:

Marqueston Huff

Jameill Showers 

Donovan Olumba 

Tyree Robinson 

Charvarius Ward 

This staff had showed some love for Huff, who made three different Top 10 lists and should have a legitimate shot to make this roster, especially if no veterans are added. Both Olumba and Ward fit the profile for Richard, who likes the long, rangy corners with good height. 


10. Kam Kelly– This team usually has a few undrafted players that make the team and Kelly has a good shot for that in 2018. The Cowboys nearly drafted him in the later rounds and were ecstatic to land him as a free agent. The Dallas-area standout has a great size for a safety and one scout compared his development to Barry Church at this stage in their careers.

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