Dallas Cowboys Cornerback Sets NFL Record


ARLINGTON, TX— A Dallas Cowboys second year cornerback has made history.

Second year cornerback Daron Bland has made NFL history by taking five interceptions back for touchdowns. Not only did Bland reset and NFL record, but he did so in only 11 games and still have six games to extend his record.

Bland has five pick sixes and is now ahead of such players as Eric Allen, Jim Kearney, and Ken Houston, who all have four. 

Bland was a fifth-round pick, 167 overall, out of Fresno State in the 2022 NFL Draft and has 12 interceptions in his career so far. He was the 23rd cornerback drafted and those taken ahead of him were:

  1. Derek Stingley- 3rd overall- Houston Texans
  2. Ahmad Gardner- 4th overall- New York Jets
  3. Trent McDuffie- 21st overall- Kansas City Chiefs
  4. Kaiir Elam- 23rd overall- Buffalo Bills
  5. Roger McCreary- 35th overall- Tennessee Titans
  6. Kyler Gordon- 39th overall- Chicago Bears
  7. Andrew Booth Jr.- 42nd overall- Minnesota Vikings
  8. Alontae Taylor- 49th overall- New Orleans Saints
  9. Cam Taylor-Britt- 61st overall- Cincinnati Bengals
  10. Martin Emerson- 68th overall- Cleveland Browns
  11. Cordale Flott- 81st overall- New York Giants
  12. Marcus Jones- 85th overall- New England Patriots
  13. Coby Bryant- 109th overall- Seattle Seahawks
  14. Damarri Mathis- 115th overall- Denver Broncos
  15. Akayleb Evans- 118th overall- Minnesota Vikings
  16. Jalyn Armour-Davis- 119th overall- Baltimore Ravens
  17. Jack Jones- 121st overall- New England Patriots
  18. Joshua Williams- 135th overall- Kansas City Chiefs
  19. Damarion Williams- 141st overall- Baltimore Ravens
  20. Cobie Durant- 142nd overall- Los Angeles Rams
  21. Tariq Woolen- 153rd overall- Seattle Seahawks
  22. Zyon McCollum- 157th overall- Tampa Bay Buccaneers

For comparison, the 2022 Defensive Rookie of the Year, the New York Jet's Sauce Gardner, has two interceptions in his career. Gardner was also the fourth overall pick.

Bland’s record-breaking pick six came in a huge 45-10 win over the Washington Commanders on Thanksgiving Day. His play has defiantly earned him consideration for Defensive Player of the Year. He and Stephon Gilmore form a dangerous duo in the Cowboys' secondary that will only get scarier when Trevon Diggs returns from his ACL injury. 

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