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24 Chidobe Awuzie CB

Dallas Cowboys

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April 27, 2020 11:04 AM
Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie: Could see snaps at safety
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Mike McCarthy said after the draft that he was comfortable with the Cowboys' flexibility in the secondary, and Awuzie would seem to be the most likely player to split time between corner and safety, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Dallas added two cornerbacks, including second-round pick Trevon Diggs, in the draft but didn't pick up a safety, but the team's new coach doesn't think lack of depth at the latter position will be an issue. "We may have some players that can not only play corner but can also slide over and play some safety," McCarthy said afterward. Awuzie was viewed as a possible corner/safety hybrid coming out of college, as he lined up all over the field in the Colorado defense, but so far he's played only cornerback in the pros. With Diggs, Anthony Brown, Jourdan Lewis, fourth-round pick Reggie Robinson and a number of other depth options available at CB, however, Awuzie's versatility could be put to the test in 2020.

January 4, 2020 12:32 PM
Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie: Another solid season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Awuzie finished the 2019 campaign with 79 tackles (48 solo), one interception on 14 passes defended and a fumble recovery.

The tackles and PDs were both career highs for the third-year corner, while his 87.2 QB rating allowed on 96 pass attempts sent his way was a slight improvement on his 2018 performance. Awuzie's efforts have made him a solid complement to Byron Jones in the Cowboys' secondary, but with Jones headed into free agency, Awuzie could find himself overmatched as the team's No. 1 cornerback in 2020 if Jones doesn't return or isn't replaced by another true shutdown CB.

November 29, 2019 08:24 PM
Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie: Has thigh contusion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Awuzie suffered a thigh contusion in Thursday's loss to the Bills, Brianna Dix of D210 Sports reports.

The team is optimistic Awuzie will be able to suit up Week 14 against the Bears. The 24-year-old has 60 tackles (36 solo), one interception and 10 pass breakups in 12 games this season.

October 2, 2019 12:04 AM
Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie: Notches first pick of 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Awuzie recorded six total tackles (five solo), a pass breakup and an interception over 70 defensive snaps in Sunday's prime-time loss to New Orleans.

Awuzie's lone interception Sunday already matches the career high he set in 2017 and matched in 2018. The 24-year-old has enjoyed a starting role in Dallas' secondary dating back to the beginning of the 2018 campaign and figures to continue operating in that role for the foreseeable future.

June 6, 2019 04:32 PM
Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie: Working on side
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Awuzie (hamstring) was seen working out with trainers on the side during Wednesday's OTA session, Kate Hairopoulos of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Awuzie appeared to pick up the hamstring injury last week, though the severity of the issue remains unclear. His ability to work out in any capacity Wednesday is a positive sign that he'll be operating at full strength by the time training camp arrives. Awuzie racked up 71 tackles and one interception in 15 games last season.

May 29, 2019 05:04 PM
Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie: Injured during OTAs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Awuzie wasn't seen practicing Wednesday due to a suspected hamstring injury, Kate Hairopoulos of The Dallas Morning News reports.

It appears Awuzie recently picked up the injury, but the severity of the hamstring issue isn't clear. Regardless, there's no reason for Dallas to be taking any chances with one its starting corners this early in the offseason. It's possible Awuzie could be back on the practice field within a few days.

January 19, 2019 11:44 AM
Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie: Comes on strong in second season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Awuzie finished the regular season with 71 tackles, one interception on 11 passes defended, and one forced fumble in 15 games.

He missed one contest with an ankle injury, but otherwise Awuzie took a huge step forward in his second NFL campaign. The 2017 second-round pick really came on in the second half as teams shied away from throwing at Byron Jones, giving the Cowboys two young starting cornerbacks that can make life difficult for opposition receivers with their length and physicality heading into 2019.

October 21, 2018 09:16 PM
Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie: Active for Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Awuzie (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Redskins, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Awuzie was limited in practice all throughout the week due to a lingering ankle injury but will nonetheless suit up against Washington on Sunday. Expect Awuzie to slot into his usual starting role in the Redskins' secondary.

October 19, 2018 05:08 PM
Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Awuzie (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

Awuzie was a limited participant in practice throughout the week, so the 23-year-old seems truly questionable for Week 7. Expect Awuzie to retake his usual starting role if healthy, and Jourdan Lewis would see an increased workload if Awuzie were to miss any time.

October 14, 2018 11:12 PM
Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie: Will play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Awuzie (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Calvin Watkins of The Athletic reports.

Awuzie was listed as questionable after being limited in practice this week but he is good to go against Jacksonville. The 23-year-old should take his usual starting role at cornerback for the Cowboys.

October 13, 2018 12:04 AM
Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Awuzie (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Awuzie was limited in practice throughout the entire week due to an ankle issue, bringing his status for Sunday's tilt into question. The 2017 second-rounder played a season-low 36 defensive snaps Week 5 against the Texans, when the ankle issue may have played a part in the Cowboys' coaching staff electing to bench Awuzie for the second half. If he's ultimately sidelined Sunday, Jourdan Lewis, Anthony Brown and C.J. Goodwin would be in line for expanded roles at cornerback across from starter Byron Jones.

October 8, 2018 01:04 AM
Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie: Misses second half of overtime loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Awuzie missed the second half of Sunday's overtime loss to the Texans due to an ankle injury, Calvin Watkins of The Athletic reports.

This is interesting since ESPN's Todd Archer relayed that the Cowboys indicated to him that Awuzie wasn't hurt and the cornerback may have been benched. We should gain more clarity about the situation as the week unfolds, particularly when the first injury report of the week comes out Wednesday.

October 7, 2018 07:52 PM
Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie: Active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Awuzie is active for Sunday's game against the Texans, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Awuzie will suit up despite being limited in practice all week. The second-year pro will serve as Dallas' starting left cornerback and attempt to contain Houston's Deshaun Watson-led passing attack.

October 5, 2018 05:16 PM
Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie: Wears questionable tag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Awuzie (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Texans, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Awuzie was limited in practice all week, so there's a chance his snaps are capped in Week 5 is he suits up. The second-year pro has had a solid season with 27 tackles (22 solo) and one pass breakup in four games.

September 7, 2018 11:24 PM
Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie: Logs full practice Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Awuzie (back) was a full participant at Friday's practice and is expected to play in Sunday's game against the Panthers despite being listed as questionable, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Awuzie is trending towards playing in Sunday's regular-season opener and, if he does suit up, he's projected to line up opposite Byron Jones at cornerback. If Awuzie does sustain a setback and is forced to sit out, look for Jourdan Lewis to see an expanded role in the Cowboys' secondary.

September 6, 2018 08:52 AM
Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie: Limited in practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Awuzie (back) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Kate Hairopoulos of The Dallas Morning News reports.

A 2017 second-round draft pick, Awuzie has had a fantastic training camp after a rookie season hampered by injuries. Awuzie should start opposite of Byron Jones at left cornerback when healthy, but the 23-year-old is questionable for Sunday's season-opener against the Panthers. Anthony Brown could see increased playing time were Awuzie to sit out Sunday's game.

August 15, 2018 11:08 PM
Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie: No longer nursing knee soreness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Awuzie (knee) has returned to practice and is making his presence known, Bryan Broaddus of the team's official site reports.

Awuzie no longer appears to be dealing with the knee injury that had been plaguing him earlier this month. Instead, the Colorado product seems to be a bright spot at Cowboys training camp. Awuzie figures to start the season opposite of Byron Jones at left cornerback.

August 5, 2018 11:52 PM
Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie: Misses walkthrough Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Awuzie did not participate in Sunday's walkthrough due to a groin injury and left knee soreness, Calvin Watkins of The Athletic reports.

Awuzie's injury is not expected to be serious as the Cowboys' coaching staff failed to show much concern, but the knee issue could lend him a day-to-day status throughout the upcoming week of training camp. During Awuzie's absence, Anthony Brown filled in at cornerback on the first-team defense, while Jourdan Lewis moved to the starting spot in the slot.

June 22, 2018 02:16 PM
Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie: Staying at cornerback
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Awuzie is holding down the starting job at left corner, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Despite speculation that Awuzie may be transitioning to safety, all indications from spring workouts point to the Colorado product opening the 2018 season at cornerback -- which isn't the greatest development for Awuzie's IDP value. However, Awuzie's versatility could come in handy down the line, should injuries ever force the Cowboys to rearrange the members of their secondary. On a different note, there's been no mention of Awuzie still being hampered by the shoulder injury that knocked him out of the 2017 season finale, so the second-year defensive back should be opening training camp at full strength.

December 31, 2017 04:28 PM
Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie: Injures shoulder Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Awuzie left Sunday's game with a shoulder injury and didn't return, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Before injuring his shoulder, Awuzie was able to haul in his first career interception Sunday. The rookie second-round pick has seen an increased role in the four previous games, making 16 tackles and breaking up six passes. Awuzie proved a lot down the final stretch, so he should be on fantasy radars once the 2018 season approaches.

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Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020DAL00000000000
2019DAL16167948310100014
2018DAL15147157140100011
2017DAL106251411010007
Total4136175 119.056 0300032
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/203
Birthdate:
5/24/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
San Jose, CA, USA
School:
Colorado
NFL Experience:
4
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