The Cowboys have swung a trade on cut day with the Miami Dolphins and will reportedly swap 23-year-old cornerbacks taken as early draft picks.
Joseph’s Cowboys tenure was marred with controversy- most notably, his involvement in a 2022 incident that resulted in the shooting death of a man outside a club in Dallas.
While the second-round draft selection out of Kentucky had improved his special teams play and reportedly impressed in training camp this summer, his time in Dallas has come to an end.
Trade: Dolphins are sending 2020 first-round pick Noah Igbinoghene to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for CB Kelvin Joseph, Dallas’ former second-round pic, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 29, 2023
Igbinoghene (pronounced igg-beh-NAWG-ih-knee) was taken 30th overall in 2020 out of Auburn, a wide receiver who transitioned to cornerback early in his Tigers career. He appeared in 32 games with the Dolphins over three seasons, recording 29 tackles, five passes defended, an interception, and two fumble recoveries.
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Both Joseph and Igbinoghene are viewed by many within their respective fanbases as high-potential players who haven’t lived up to expectations as high draft picks. Maybe the change of scenery will be good for one or both of them.