3 Players who should be on the Dallas Cowboys 2021 Christmas Wish List

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Dallas Cowboys Wish Number 2:

Sign Quandre Diggs

For what it’s worth, Damontae Kazee has been quite good for the Cowboys. Outside of the oft-played blunder in New England, the former Atlanta Falcon has produced in Dallas coming off an Achilles injury. So far this season, Kazee has caught two interceptions and deflected eight passes. He’s allowed opposing QBs to a 47 percent completion percentage and has allowed three touchdowns all season.

However, with Kazee entering free agency he could easily price himself outside of the Cowboys budget. He only made $1.127 million this season, but his uptick in production and general consistency means he’ll definitely be asking for a bigger piece of the pie. With Kazee having familiarity with DC Dan Quinn, maybe he takes a “hometown discount”; but what happens if Quinn ends up with a head coaching gig in the next few months?

In the past, the Cowboys have been incredibly negligent when valuing the safety position. This season, things changed pretty significantly as they not only signed Kazee, Jayron Kearse, and Malik Hooker from free agency, but also they ended up exceeding their value as players.

So what if the Cowboys’ front office finally sees the value in having good safety play now? Perhaps there would be interest in current Seattle Seahawk Quandre Diggs?

Diggs is on an expiring contract with a team in limbo. With Russell Wilson’s future likely up for grabs this coming offseason, Seattle likely doesn’t have a great pitch to keep Diggs in house. Diggs is currently making over $6 million, but with his current situation he could end up with a contract in the same ballpark.

Diggs is turning 29 and is still playing fairly well. He has four interceptions and six pass deflections this season allowing QBs to a completion percentage of 61 percent. These numbers don’t quite match Kazee’s, but his tackling numbers are significantly better showing a missed tackle percentage of 10.7 percent to Kazee’s 15.8.

Kazee and Diggs are built differently yet play the same positions. In fact, Diggs’s build allows him to be more versatile as he can play nickel cornerback more consistently without fearing the threat contact in press or man coverage.

If anything, Diggs can return home to Texas where he played his high school and college football.