Departed: Brodrick Brown
Returning: Justin Gilbert, Daytawion Lowe, Shamiel Gary, Kevin Peterson, Ashton Lampkin, Zack Craig, Miketavius Jones, Larry Stephens
Incoming: Jerel Morrow, Darius Curry, Tre Flowers, Taylor Lewis, Deric Robertson, Jordan Sterns
The Cowboy coaching staff clearly wanted to bring in more players in recruiting to provide some much-needed depth in the secondary. They will have that next season, especially considering that they return three of their four starters in this position group.
Gilbert staying in school for his senior season was nice, if a bit unexpected. He is one of the best athletes on this entire team, and it will be very interesting to see how he continues to develop. Kevin Peterson won a lot of time last season as a true freshman, and it seems likely that he will take over Brown’s role as the starting corner opposite Gilbert.
Lowe and Gary return as starting safeties. In fact, it is likely that very little will change as far as the depth chart goes in the secondary. The one incoming player to watch is Morrow, who is a great athlete and played both ways in high school.