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Cowboys safety Juanyeh Thomas called “a starter in the making”

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Juanyeh Thomas’ career is gaining steam going into his third season.

One of the Dallas Cowboys’ most exciting young defensive players is a guy they didn’t even draft. Heading into his third season, safety Juanyeh Thomas has risen from humble beginnings to being declared a potential starter.

Undrafted in 2022, Thomas spent all of that year on Dallas’ practice squad but became one of their key backups and a core special teams player last season. He started one game in 2023 and led the team in special teams snaps. He didn’t get ample playing time on defense behind Malik Hooker. Jayron Kearse, and Donovan Wilson, but showed well when he was on the field.

Thomas’ ascension has been enough, and is apparently continuing in the Cowboys’ spring practices, that Patrik Walker of the team’s official website has him competing for a starting job in 2024. In the piece, Walker refers to Thomas as a “starter in the making” and even declares him “potentially being a full-time starter in 2024.” The article includes some glowing remarks from coaches Mike McCarthy and Al Harris as well.

Read the full article at Blogging The Boys