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2018 NFL Draft: Dallas Cowboys Meeting with Texas Safety DeShon Elliott

With more pressing needs on at and , and defensively at DE or LB, the Cowboys' concerning lack of proven ability at has taken a backseat in this 's roster build. With the expectation that new will elevate the play of the entire Cowboys' , the team is doing their due diligence on safeties available in the – starting with Texas' DeShon Elliott.

With 63 tackles and six interceptions in his final season at Texas, Elliott took full advantage of being a starter in the Big 12 for the first time in his career, flying onto the scene.

Elliott is a well-balanced, average athlete with the upside to be targeted late in April's draft and make a difference.

If they had to play a game tomorrow, the Cowboys would be rolling with , , and at safety.

Finding an expanded role this season for Frazier should be a priority in Dallas, as should supplementing Heath and Woods with additional talent. DeShon Elliott would fit this group well, along with the Cowboys' scheme, given his range and disruptive ability.

Should , , , and now help the Cowboys reach their full potential at CB, the Cowboys safeties will not be tested in single coverage up the field often. This is an area that Elliott was exploited in at Texas plenty of times, performing better as a true or second-level player.

Continuing to add young talent at the right price is key to the Cowboys' ongoing rebuild on , now visiting with a local safety prospect that should be available to them in the later rounds. Texas' DeShon Elliott is officially a name to consider come draft week in Dallas.

Sean Martin
Sean Martin
Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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Travis Diggs

Who honestly wants Jeff Heath starting???? If released today, would Heath start on any other NFL Team, Hell to the no. Only the cowboys SMH

Chuck Wright

I am a YUGE TEXAS Longhorn fan. . . .if Elliot is there in round 4 or 5, fine. . .but he does not flip his hips well in coverage and benefited greatly from the Horn we should target, Poona Ford. PS, just say no to Holton HIll who couldn’t stay away from the wacky weed . . ..supreme talent (more than Elliot) but remind me how much good Randy Gregory has done us. . . .would rather have Reid from Standford or the White kid from WVU.

Mr. Jaguar

Now that Leigh Steinberg has exposed Earl Thomas, if I was the Cowboys I would target Tre Boston or Eric Reid, both are younger, faster and cheaper than Thomas. That’s just my two cents worth.

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