Nov 13, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Southern Miss Golden Eagles defensive back Eric Scott Jr. (12) returns an interception in the first quarter against the UTSA Roadrunners at the Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports
The Cowboys traded up to the first pick of the sixth round to select Southern Mississippi defensive back Eric Scott Jr. Dallas gave up a 2024 fifth-round pick to move to this spot. He was one of the players the Cowboys hosted for a top 30 visit.
Scott is known for his zone coverage and ball skills. He has a nose for the football and does a great job at finding angles to deflect passes. He provides some positional versatility as he could potentially move him to safety if need be.
At 6-2, 192 pounds, Scott was an impact player at Southern Mississippi this past season. He accumulated 27 total tackles with five passes defensed and two interceptions. He fits the bill for a Dan Quinn-type corner with size and athleticism.