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Cowboys Signing Veteran Cornerback After Jourdan Lewis Injury

Jason Schandl
Falcons sign veteran free agent cornerback Kendall Sheffield to add depth following the latest Jourdan Lewis injury update.
Falcons sign veteran free agent cornerback Kendall Sheffield to add depth following the latest Jourdan Lewis injury update. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Following the disappointing news that Jourdan Lewis was undergoing surgery, the Dallas Cowboys defense suddenly had a need for some depth at the secondary.

High-level cornerbacks aren't exactly easy to come by, especially during the season, but they made one of the best signings that Cowboys fans could hope for, adding veteran Kendall Sheffield on Tuesday.

Sheffield made 20 starts across his first two seasons in the NFL before the Atlanta Falcons relegated him to a bench role in 2021. The 2019 fourth-round pick actually showed some flashes when he did see the field last season though, earning a career-high grade of 64.2 from Pro Football Focus.

At just 26 years old with starting experience, Sheffield is the kind of valuable depth piece that teams need as the grueling season wears on.

Despite being bit hard by the injury bug so far, the Cowboys are still tied for No. 2 in the NFC with +650 odds to win the conference this season, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

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