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Dallas Cowboys cornerback Chidobe Awuzie shall be out a pair of weeks after he left his crew’s 40-39 comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons, Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy mentioned Wednesday (h/t Expert Soccer Talk).
Awuzie, who became drafted by the Cowboys at 60th overall in 2017 out of Colorado, added three tackles and an interception in his first two outings of the season.
The inability of Awuzie is but any other blow to an damage-plagued Cowboys protection, which is already without initiating cornerback Anthony Brown (rib). The Cowboys led the league with 9 gamers on injured reserve heading into Sunday’s sport. Jourdan Lewis, who ignored Week 1, returned to bolster the Cowboys protection with 5 tackles at cornerback against the Falcons.
An damage that can power him to leave out a pair of games is the remaining element the 25-one year-used Awuzie needs, as he’s in the supreme one year of his rookie contract.
Awuzie started in all 16 games for the Cowboys remaining season, amassing 79 tackles, one handle for loss and a quarterback hit. He defended 14 passes, up from 11 in the future of his second one year in the league, and became credited with an interception for the third one year. He additionally added his first profession fumble recovery.
Rookie Trevon Diggs slotted in to the Cowboys protection, however with a second empty location at cornerback, Dallas may per chance comprise to dig deep to have the outlet. Brandon Carr, who signed for a second stint in Dallas this offseason as a security, performed at cornerback in the future of his outdated 12 seasons in the league and is a stable draw to suit in on the exterior. C.J. Goodwin, who recovered the onside kick that helped the Cowboys come again against Atlanta, is additionally a cornerback, and may per chance per chance also be moved to protection after taking part in handiest particular groups to this point in 2020.