Jourdan Julian Lewis is an American football cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Michigan, where he was named First-team All-American and First-team All-Big Ten in 2015 and 2016. Lewis was drafted by the Cowboys in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Lewis accepted a football scholarship from the University of Michigan. As a freshman he appeared in 13 games, registering 17 tackles and two passes defended.
As a sophomore, he appeared in 12 games (seven starts), collecting 39 tackles, 28 solo tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, and six passes defended. He was named a starter in the third game of the season.
As a junior, he started 13 games, posting 52 tackles (3.5 for loss), two interceptions, and 20 passes defended (ranked third in the FBS). He also averaged 25.2 yards on kickoff returns.
On January 10, 2017, it was reported that Lewis and teammates Chris Wormley and Ben Gedeon had all accepted their invitations to attend the 2017 Senior Bowl. On January 28, 2017, he recorded four combined tackles and displayed impressive coverage under Chicago Bears’ head coach John Fox as a part of the North team who lost 16-15 to the South.
Lewis was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round (92nd overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. He was the 14th cornerback selected in 2017. On June 28, the Dallas Cowboys signed Lewis to a four-year, $3.24 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $753,428.
In Week 15 against the San Francisco 49ers, Lewis recorded his first sack of the season on Nick Mullens during the 41–33 win.
On March 17, 2021, Lewis signed a three-year contract extension with the Cowboys. Lewis accumulated career-highs with 3 interceptions, 61 total tackles, and 88 interception yards.