Thursday, February 24, 2011
How badly do the Cowboys need a CB?
By ESPN.com staff
Beat writer Calvin Watkins finished up ESPNDallas.com's position-by-position look at the Cowboys biggest areas of need with the cornerbacks.
Writes Watkins: "Where do we begin with how this unit performed? The bad: After reaching the Pro Bowl in 2009, Mike Jenkins and Terence Newman did not play up to that level in 2010. Newman did have five interceptions, tying for the team lead with safety Gerald Sensabaugh, but it was clear for the season overall, the secondary struggled. The corners were called for 17 penalties and allowed too many big plays. The good: Jenkins is young enough (he turns 26 in March) that you believe he can play better in 2011."
Watkins ranked the Cowboys' cornerback spot as a 3 out of 5 on the "need meter."