One of the best things from OTA’s is when beat reporters drop little nuggets that their picking up from a source, or from something their picking up at practices. In Thursday’s practice, the only practice open to media, Michael Gelhken of the Dallas Morning News put out a tweet regarding the state of the cornerback depth chart.
Interesting nugget about Anthony Brown at the end. https://t.co/somtEwJgX6— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) June 3, 2021
With second-round pick Kelvin Joseph sidelined (reasons unclear), Anthony Brown has manned the boundary corner spot opposite of Trevon Diggs. While this isn’t totally shocking, it is interesting that with Joseph and Nahshon Wright being high draft picks by this new defensive coaching staff and front office, that they would elect to go with the veteran in Anthony Brown.
Throughout his career, Brown has been a quality player for the Cowboys, but has had more success in the slot than on the boundary. If Joseph is unable to prove in OTA’s and training camp that he’s the man for the job, rookie third-round pick Nahshon Wright may also bring up some competition for that job after impressing early on in OTA’s.
It’s still unclear if Joseph wasn’t practicing due to injury, or if it was just a scheduled day off, but that is something to monitor as the week progresses.