Now that the Cowboys have ensured that Dak Prescott is their quarterback for the foreseeable future, it's time to look for ways to improve the rest of their roster.
One particular spot has been virtually ignored under Stephen Jones' reign, filling in the roster with day three picks and bargain bin free agent veterans. With money saved from getting Prescott's contract done, the Cowboys organization should finally find themselves a legitimate starting safety through free agency.
Bleacher Report recently named the top priority for each team during free agency this year, saying that the Cowboys need to “finally attack safety.” And I whole-heartedly agree.
“Given how the Cowboys have built their roster with so much money invested in the biggest names, a speculated big trade for a star safety never happened. But if the Cowboys play the market right over the next week or two, they can still upgrade the defense.”
By the end of the year, Xavier Woods and Donovan Wilson were the two names you expected to see at safety for Dallas. But now that Woods is a free agent, it could be the perfect time to move on from the former sixth round pick. Woods has been an absolute win as a sixth round pick, but the Cowboys can do much better. Should do much better going forward.
This year's free agent class is filled with solid options at the safety position. So much so that it will be a “pick your position” type class.
Want to go with a younger player that maybe hasn't performed to their pre-draft hype but still offers a ton of upside? Sure thing, take a look at Malik Hooker. Looking more for a proven veteran that can give you a higher floor, but will be less of a home run swing? Then Tre Boston could be the perfect player for you.
We know that the Cowboys aren't known for spending their money frivolously in free agency, but the safety spot should be one area where they can overspend a bit to immediately help their Super Bowl chances in 2021.