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Cowboys news: Potential targets in the draft for the Cowboys on the defense

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NFL draft series: Cowboys have quality depth at cornerback for now, but it could soon become a position of need - Jon Machota, SportsDay

Could Kris Richard and company look at taking a cornerback in this year’s draft?

Cowboys defensive backs coach Kris Richard prefers tall corners with long arms. If the position was of bigger immediate need, Houston’s Isaiah Johnson would make a lot of sense at pick No. 58, Dallas’ first selection in this year’s draft. Johnson is 6-2 with 33-inch arms. Richard comes from a Seattle organization that has openly admitted to seeking corners with at least 32-inch arms.

The Cowboys are more likely to target some depth at the position in the final two rounds. Two players that could be available in the later rounds include Baylor’s Derrek Thomas and Kentucky’s Chris Westry. Thomas is 6-3 with 33 and ¾ arms. Westry is 6-4. He was not invited to the combine and his arm length has not been made available.

Both players have had official pre-draft visits with the Cowboys.

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