Cowboys CB Maurice Canady Will Opt Out

A fourth player has decided not to play in 2020. Cowboys cornerback Maurice Canady will opt out, Mike Garafolo of tweets.

The Cowboys signed Canady earlier this year. He will fall into the voluntary opt-out category, not residing as a high-risk player. Canady, who played with the Jets and Ravens last season, will receive a $150K stipend and have his contract toll to 2021.

Dallas signed Canady to a one-year deal on free agency’s first day, doing so shortly after seeing Byron Jones defect to Miami. The Cowboys added Daryl Worley later in free agency and drafted multiple corners — second-rounder Trevon Diggs and fourth-rounder Reggie Robinson.

The Ravens drafted Canady in the 2016 sixth round. He worked primarily as a backup during his Baltimore stay, starting two games in four seasons. With the Jets last year, he started twice after arriving midseason. Canady, however, fared well in New York. Pro Football Focus graded him as the No. 25-ranked corner last year.

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