After blowing two consecutive games in which Dak Prescott and the offense put 30 points on the board, the Dallas Cowboys have been forced to make some decisions.
It has been reported on Wednesday that the Cowboys are parting ways with former Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nolan Carroll, who they signed to a three-year, $10-million deal back in free agency.
Nothing official yet, but CB Nolan Carroll is expected to be released later today, according to source.— David Moore (@DavidMooreDMN) October 11, 2017
Carroll was brought in to improve the secondary, but that has not been the case this season. He suffered a concussion in a week two loss to the Denver Broncos, and he hasn’t suited up since. That, combined with his performance on the field when healthy, makes this an expected move. Carroll just wasn’t cutting it.
Aside from Carroll’s underwhelming play thus far, rookie corner Jourdan Lewis has made it easy for Dallas to make this kind of move. Despite giving up the game-winning touchdown last week, Lewis has been far and away the most impressive rookie for the Dallas Cowboys.
Cowboys CB Nolan Carroll had a DWI arrest in late May, struggled throughout training camp. Has been dealing with a concussion. Cowboys really like what they've seen from rookie CB Jourdan Lewis.— Brandon George (@DMN_George) October 11, 2017
Lewis missed the season opener against the New York Giants, but he has been a huge bright spot since his professional debut back in week two. The Michigan product grabbed his first career interception against the Broncos, put on a display of impressive open-field tackling against the Cardinals, and has been performing like the best defensive back on the roster through five weeks. The Dallas Morning News’ Brandon George even tweeted that you should expect to see more of the rookie moving forward.
Despite giving up the game-winning touchdown Sunday, rookie CB Jourdan Lewis has made a very favorable impression with the Cowboys. They're high on what they've seen and you'll see more of him after the bye.— Brandon George (@DMN_George) October 9, 2017