With Tyler Patmon out for the next 3-4 weeks with a sprained MCL in his left knee, second-year defensive back Jakar Hamilton could see a significant jump in playing time. So far this season, Hamilton has two tackles in just three appearances. He was suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the league’s drug policy.
Granted, the South Carolina State product Hamilton is more adept at safety than at cornerback, but according to head coach Jason Garrett, he’s shown that he can line up at corner as well.
"One of the things that Jakar showed us in training camp is that he can play a nickel spot," Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. "So he did a lot of that when we had some injuries in camp and did a nice job with it. I don't want to say this in a negative way, but surprisingly so.
“We kind of viewed him as a safety and then day after day in camp he was playing down around the line of scrimmage in that nickel spot and seemed to handle it fairly well. That's certainly part of the equation as we figure out what our options are.”
At the moment, the Cowboys have three healthy cornerbacks on the active roster, in Brandon Carr, Orlando Scandrick and Sterling Moore.
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