Dallas Cowboys: 3 Reasons Chidobe Awuzie will be a good safety

Chidobe Awuzie #24 of the dallas cowboys (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)
Chidobe Awuzie #24 of the dallas cowboys (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) /
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The Dallas Cowboys are considering Chidobe Awuzie at safety this season and it makes perfect sense for these three reasons

The Dallas Cowboys have invested massively in the cornerback position this offseason. They added veterans Daryl Worley ,Maurice Canady, and Saivion Smith in free agency, and added top prospects Trevon Diggs and Reggie Robinson in the NFL Draft. Add these five additions to the Cowboys carryovers Anthony Brown, Jourdan Lewis, and Chidobe Awuzie and you have more players than roster spots.

So from a numbers perspective you can understand why moving one of the eight cornerbacks to safety makes sense. What’s puzzling to some people is who the Dallas Cowboys intend to move.

Make a depth chart right now in your head. It’s OK, I’ll wait…

Got it? Good. Who do you have penciled in at the top of the CB ranks? Chances are, unless you’re extremely optimistic about Trevon Diggs, you have Chido penciled in at the top.

I probably don’t have to tell you, it’s not a normal practice to move the top player on the depth chart to a position elsewhere. Usually you do those kinds of experiments further down the roster. So the idea of moving Chido defies conventional wisdom. Yet, it may prove to be the wise course of action in the long-run. Why? That’s exactly what we’re going to dive into today.

Today we’re going to break it down exactly why Chido is a better safety than he is a cornerback. And why a position move is long overdue.