Dallas Cowboys: Three players who could have a breakout year

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The Promising Potential of Donovan Wilson

During the Dallas Cowboys preseason of 2019, safety Donovan Wilson jumped off of your television screen. The former Texas A&M Aggie was all over the field making plays and grabbing interceptions out of the sky like a hawk.

Each and every game, Wilson would do something spectacular, but it was really how Wilson manned the middle of field and made ball-hawking interceptions with ease. Wilson finished the preseason with three interceptions, nine tackles and 11 combined tackles.

Although Wilson played in 11 regular season games (no starts), a nagging ankle injury kept him on the sidelines, and Cowboys Nation never witnessed what we loved in preseason. But with Dallas losing their starting safety in free agency, maybe Wilson can challenge Ha Ha Clinton-Dix for snaps at safety and showcase his instinctive his ball-hawking skills.

Combined with a new defensive coordinator and secondary coach, this could be Wilson’s breakout year and give Dallas those much needed interceptions that it sorely desires. Wilson’s production will slow down the Jamal Adams trade talks (even though I’d love to see Adams in a Cowboys uniform).

Further, there’s a strong possibility that former secondary coach and passing coordinator Kris Richard played a significant role in impending Wilson’s development.