Why Brandon Magee should make the final roster
At NBC, I broke down Brandon Magee’s impressive preseason:
Through three preseason games, Holloman has racked up eight tackles on 71 snaps—an 11.3 percent tackle rate. Six of Holloman’s tackles have been solo and two have been assists. Meanwhile, Magee leads all Cowboys players in both solo tackles (15) and assists (5). Actually, Magee has the most tackles of anyone in the NFL at this point, three more solo tackle than anyone in the league, and he ranks second in assists.
In accruing 20 tackles on 102 snaps, Magee’s 19.6 percent tackle rate is nearly double that of Holloman. Even more impressive, Magee hasn’t missed a single tackle, securing all 20 that he’s attempted. Meanwhile, Holloman has missed two of the 10 tackles that he’s attempted.
In coverage, Holloman obviously has the pair of huge interceptions. He’s also given up only four completions on nine attempts, allowing 24 yards (2.67 yards per attempt). When targeting Holloman, opposing quarterbacks have generated a passer rating of just 12.0. Magee has been good in his limited work as well. He’s been targeted only three times, giving up one completion for nine yards.