Dallas Cowboys Secondary
Last time I did a projection I combined the cornerbacks and safeties in one category – much like I did with the FBs and TEs this time. But today I’m separating them to show more overtly how the division could very well go down.
Mike McCarthy has been clear that there’s a ton of overlap between safety and cornerback and he expects many of his cornerbacks to carry out safety assignments. Chido and Worley are prime examples.
So it may seem strange to have seven cornerbacks and three safeties, but given the overlap and position flex it’s no different than before. This line of thinking also allows Dallas to keep the best secondary guys available and not to cut a better player at CB just because they want that fourth SAF.
As for the competition, Daryl Worley very well could be the CB2 in Week 1, and despite little contributions on defense, C.J. is the best special teamer on the team, thus making the cut.
Trevon Diggs has shown ball skills (which we expected) but he’s also showing how green he is to the CB position. Diggs is not an ideal Week 1 starter and would be better served playing in spot duty behind the vets on the team. The expectations for him are still as a starter, but probably not until 2021 when Chido is gone in free agency.
As explained before, don’t get hung up on the idea there’s only three safeties listed. Chido and Worley will do some safety things inside that should keep the Dallas Cowboys as strong as ever at SAF.
Ha Ha and Woods should combine to form a pretty nice pair as starting safeties, and Wilson, who has been a standout in camp, seems like a lock to make the team.
Roster Spots Used: 47/53