With some of the picks that the Cowboys made, I really got the feeling that Dallas is planning for the future. They are planning for a time when they have to start replacing some of their veteran players. As we saw at the end of the 2012 season, the Cowboys are in a salary cap mess that will take some time to clean up and the selection of Webb seems to cover them for Scandrick’s departure.
In the meantime, Webb will come in and battle with Scandrick for the slot corner position. So far Webb hasn’t let the magnitude of the moment overwhelm him and has been making strides showing during OTAs and minicamp.
“[Webb] plays with nice awareness and will really drive on the ball when he sees it,” Bryan Broaddus said on DallasCowboys.com. “Can play the ball at the high point. Has rare quickness. Is not afraid to tackle.”
Morris Claiborne missed the first day of minicamp due to a migraine, which in turn bumped Webb into the starting nickel corner spot; he didn’t disappoint. Webb came up with a sack and showed that he could keep up with arguably the fastest receiver on the Cowboys’ roster, Anthony Armstrong.
The Cowboys haven’t enjoyed depth at the cornerback position in quite some time, and losing Mike Jenkins in free agency will once again test their depth this season. Given what’s been said about Webb leading up to training camp, the Cowboys may have found a pretty good at No. 114 overall.
One thing I would like to see from the 5-10, 183 lbs., Webb is a little more added bulk.