Wednesday was the first day that public interest in a cornerback was reported regarding the Dallas Cowboys. Word was that the team was interested in Desmond Trufant.
Dallas is in need of a veteran corner considering Byron Jones just agreed to terms with the Miami Dolphins. The Cowboys have Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis entering their contract years, so the future of the cornerback position is in some question.
It still is, but the Cowboys have officially brought in their second outside player in this free agency period (Gerald McCoy was the first).
The Cowboys have agreed to terms with CB Maurice Canady
#Cowboys have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with CB Maurice Canady, source says. Had three starts in 13 games with the #Jets and #Ravens last year.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 18, 2020
Canady has played most of his career with the Baltimore Ravens. They drafted him in the sixth round back in 2016 (20 picks after the Cowboys took Anthony Brown). A lot of what Mike McCarthy is seemingly wanted to do with the Cowboys is based to at the very least some degree off of analytics. It is well-documented how he spent his year away from the game studying a lot of things related to football, and for what it’s worth, Canady finished the 2019 season as PFF’s 20th ranked cornerback on defense (in a limited sample size). Canady has also spent some time playing on special teams so he could be looking at helping there.