Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Oglesby — who? — stealing the show at Cowboys camp


The Cowboys have incredible depth and name value at cornerback. There are returning starters Terence Newman, a Pro Bowler, and Anthony Henry, plus newcomers Adam Jones and first-rounder Mike Jenkins. All four have worked with the first-team defense, and what has been a thin spot in the past appears to be a deep and talented position. Add one more name to the list — Evan Oglesby, who was thought to be in a serious numbers crunch at corner with the previously mentioned players, plus Orlando Scandrick and Alan Ball. Oglesby, who barely got a chance to play last season, has been mostly outstanding, consistently earning mention as one of the better players in Oxnard. He has gone head to head with each of the Cowboys’ top wideouts and has fared well, leading the team in interceptions this camp. Scandrick has shown up well, too, especially on special teams, but at this point it would be a surprise if Oglesby didn’t make the team and force the coaches to consider keeping as many as seven cornerbacks on the roster, but certainly six is a strong possibility.