It has only been two weeks into the season, but the Cowboys already see dramatic improvement within the secondary thanks to DB coach Kris Richard. The former Seattle Seahawks coordinator who had been a critical factor with the development of the “Legion of Boom” is already creating noticeable changes in the Cowboys secondary compared to last year.
The Cowboys cornerbacks under coach Richard seem to have a better understanding of what offenses are trying to do to them throughout a game. In week two against the Giants CBs Byron Jones, and Chidobe Awuzie were able to blanket Odell Beckham everywhere he went. Beckham would end the night converting only 4/9 targets for 51 yards in the Giants loss to the Cowboys. Beckham just a week prior faced a more fearsome Jaguars secondary where he hauled in 11 catches for 111 yards.
Another factor that is helping with the success of the secondary is the dominance of the Cowboys front seven. They have been able to consistently put pressure on QBs and not allow them to have all day in the pocket. The Cowboys through week two are currently ranked 5th in passing yards allowed by opposing offenses, although the most talked about part of the defense is the Cowboys front seven, this secondary is silently starting to make a name for itself week to week.