Top-5 Free Agent Safeties: Options aplenty for the Dallas Cowboys

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The Dallas Cowboys were rich in safety talent last season. Donovan Wilson, Damontae Kazee, Jayron Kearse, and Malik Hooker highlighted their talented cast of characters at the safety position. Dono was their homegrown talent, Kearse was the overachiever, and Kazee and Hooker were the reclamation projects.

This foursome gave Dallas a flexible and deep roster of players to work with. It allowed them patience to deal with injuries and the ability to put them in positions to succeed. That’s all in the past now.

Kearse, Kazee, and Hooker are all free agents and the Dallas Cowboys are back in the market for a safety or three this offseason. Luckily for them, this is a safety rich free agent and draft class. We’ll get to the draft down the road (need to digest more film) so right now let’s just look at the free agent options 2022 has to offer.

Here are five intriguing safeties the Dallas Cowboys should look at in free agency

Before we get too far, let’s be very clear that Jayron Kearse should be a top priority for the Dallas Cowboys. He was instrumental in the defensive transformation under Dan Quinn and shouldn’t cost an arm and leg to retain.

Here’s the case for re-signing Kearse: How Jayron Kearse was Dallas’ master key on defense.

Whether Dallas re-signs Kearse or not, they are in the market for starter-quality safeties. So today we’re going to look at five of them. Some are high priced proven entities and others are under-the-radar bargains.