The Dallas Cowboys will be in the market for a starting quality safety this offseason and should be looking to free agency to fulfill their needs. Here’s the top-5 they should consider…
The Dallas Cowboys have needed an upgrade at safety for quite a while. If you remember, they went into the last offseason with an obvious need at safety as well. The secondary was allowing 7.0 yards per passing attempt to opponents (16th in the NFL). Since most of their investments over the years had been at the cornerback spot, most of their issues in coverage were attributed to the lack of talent at safety .
The Dallas Cowboys were expected to either invest in 2019 free agent Earl Thomas and/or use their top draft pick on one of the many safeties available in last year’s draft. Instead Dallas opted out of both options and it showed on the field.
With starting safety Jeff Heath a free agent and fellow starter Xavier Woods in the last year of his rookie deal, Dallas is expected to use both free agency as well as the draft to address safety this year.
Before we turn our attention to safeties in the NFL Draft, let’s look at the proven entities out on the market. Because the Dallas Cowboys can’t afford to go into the draft without options already locked in.