The Indianapolis Colts have traded cornerback Stephon Gilmore to the Dallas Cowboys for a 2023 compensatory fifth-round pick. Gilmore had surgery to repair a knee issue last offseason and had a bounce-back season with the Colts in the 2022-23 NFL season. Dallas had a dominant front seven this past season but had a clear weakness in the secondary that got worse after Anthony Brown was lost for the season. Now the team has added a solid starting-level cornerback for just a compensatory fifth-round pick. This will be Gilmore’s fifth NFL team in his career.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 14, 2023
This past season with the Indianapolis Colts, Stephon Gilmore recorded 53 solo tackles, 66 total tackles, 11 passes defended, and two interceptions that he returned for 31 yards and zero touchdowns. Gilmore will now be paired with Trevon Diggs in the Cowboys’ secondary in a move that the Cowboys hope will help them have a complete lockdown defense unit. While the team still needs to work on the offense some, they have to believe their defense is ready to win a Super Bowl.
Stephon Gilmore knows what it takes to win a Super Bowl in the NFL. While he isn’t quite at the same level as he was in New England, he is still a good corner. Dallas will continue to make moves as the offseason progresses in the hopes of building a team capable of finally winning a championship again.