Jourdan Julian Lewis, a cornerback with the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, was born on August 31, 1995. He played college football for Michigan, where in 2015 and 2016 he was named to the First Team All-American and the First Team All-Big Ten.
In the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, Lewis was selected by the Dallas Cowboys. Lewis was reared in Detroit, where he went to Cass Technical High School and played football there.
He recorded 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions as a junior. He had 751 receiving yards, six receiving touchdowns, and 742 return yards with three special teams touchdowns as a senior.
Lewis was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft (92nd overall). He was drafted as the 14th cornerback in 2017.
Lewis signed a four-year, $3.24 million contract with the Dallas Cowboys on June 28 that also included a $753,428 signing bonus.
Is Jourdan Lewis A Starter?
Lewis, the starting nickel corner for the Cowboys, is a crucial component of the defense.
He played in 12 games (seven of them as a starter) as a sophomore, recording 39 tackles, 28 solo tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, 2 interceptions, and 6 passes defended.
How Good Is Jourdan Lewis?
Lewis was the Cowboys’ nickel back for 16 games and 13 starts. He achieved career highs in interceptions (3) and pass breakups (11).
He is not just a capable cover guy with plus ball skills, but he is also effective in attacking the backfield and strong versus the run. At a fair price, he is a valuable asset.