Position Battles: Cornerbacks
DeAngelo Hall - Hall has played his best football since the second Cowboys game in 2013, when he shut down Dez Bryant in Week 17. He had no passes thrown in his direction on Saturday as Josh Wilson got picked on early. Hall's success from the end of last year has carried into the preseason so far and he has made very few glaring mistakes.
Josh Wilson - Wilson got off to a rough start immediately when he was called for pass interference on the first play of the game. He made up for it when the Bills went after him again on a deep route later in the first quarter, but he was able to get in good position and drew an offensive pass interference call. He remains somewhat questionable, however, as the starting cornerback opposite Hall.
David Amerson - Two weeks ago, Bacarri Rambo drew the ire of some fans when he failed to tackle Titans' running back Chris Johnson in the open field. This week, it was Amerson's turn to whiff on a tackle while pursuing speedy running back C.J. Spiller. Later in the game, Amerson was also called for pass interference. Despite those mishaps, he was able to show on several plays that he is a solid tackler and again played a physical game. As several of you have pointed out in your comments, rookies will make these kinds of mistakes and Amerson is no different. The outlook for him is still very positive.
E.J. Biggers - Biggers had a somewhat up and down day. He had a pass deflection in the second quarter when he was coming in on a corner blitz, but also got beaten once on a quick hitting slant for a first down. With Crawford out, he is going to get quite a bit of playing time, but Minnifield is definitely nipping at his heels.
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Richard Crawford - Crawford shredded his knee and is done for the year.
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Chase Minnifield - Minnifield played a great game on Saturday. He continues to look steady on one-on-one coverage and does a good job of keeping the action in front of him. His only misfire was a missed interception that would have resulted in a defensive touchdown. He looks ready for the season.
Jerome Murphy - Murphy showed good cover skills in the third quarter, but did get beaten deep in the fourth quarter on a fly route. Luckily for him, Bills quarterback Jeff Tuel overthrew the ball. While he continues to show flashes and his odds have been helped by Crawford's injury, I do not believe he has done enough to survive the final cuts next week.
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