Cowboys To Meet With Brandon Boykin

6:56pm: In addition to Boykin, the Cowboys also worked out defensive lineman Lawrence Okoye, defensive backs Dax Swanson and Isaiah Frey, offensive tackles Cameron Bradfield and Bryan Witzmann, linebacker Brandon Hepburn, and tight end Nate Askew, according to Archer.

3:29pm: The Cowboys will meet with free agent cornerback Brandon Boykin, according to sources who spoke with Todd Archer of Boykin was signed by the Panthers in March but he has been a free agent since being released last month.Brandon Boykin (vertical)

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Despite not seeing significant playing time in Pittsburgh, Boykin ranked as a top-40 cornerback in 2015 (out of 111 qualified players), per Pro Football Focus. The diminutive corner has always shown flashes of upside, particularly in his six-interception 2013 campaign, but has never really gotten the opportunity to be a full-time player with just seven career starts. Now, he’ll look to join the Cowboys as a low-cost slot cornerback with upside.

While Boykin didn’t earn a spot on PFR’s top 50 free agent list, we placed him sixth among free agent cornerbacks when we broke down 2016’s top defensive free agents, placing him ahead of veterans like Leon Hall and Patrick Robinson due to his relative youth and upside. Recently, PFR’s Dallas Robinson ranked Boykin as the fifth-best free agent still left on the board, ahead of names like Mike Neal, Chris Culliver, and Antrel Rolle.

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    • Ray Miracle

      Cowboys are going to run all over the Giants twice this year. Cowboy defense was ranked 5th last year against the pass with out their best CB. The Cowboy defense ranked 15th overall last year and were on the field all game long cause they probably had the worst offense in the league with out Romo and Dez. They struggled against the run so they added Cedric Benton a run stopping specialist. I think they will be just inside a top 10 defense especially when they get their young edge rushers back.

      • GeauxRangers

        Yeah our defense was actually pretty exceptional last season. Unfortunately our back up offense gave up a lot of points lol. Losing Hardy will hurt, despite all the well documented problems he was a good player for us. Also not having Gregory and Lawrence for the first 4 games isn’t good.

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