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    Cowboys Safety Depth Should be Able to Hold Serve With Xavier Woods Injury

    The picked up their second consecutive win of the this past Sunday against the . However, it came with a few bumps and bruises once all the smoke cleared. is out 2-4 weeks after suffering a torn meniscus, is day-to-day with an MCL sprain, and has a hip issue. The biggest blow came when Xavier Woods went down with a high ankle sprain which was supposed to keep him out 4-6 weeks, but according to DallasCowboys.com's Bryan Broaddus, he might only miss one game. Nonetheless, definitely not the news you want to hear after a big division win on the road, but the Cowboys should have enough depth at safety to survive until the return of Woods.

    Fortunately, the Cowboys have a bit of position flex when it comes to safety. Jeff Heath, who's the starter at played some last year during the absence of Woods in the first two games. He was decent with 7 tackles and a pass defended during that small stretch. Heath is much maligned by Cowboys fans but it is encouraging to know he can switch sides if need be.

    This allowed Safety Kavon Frazier to make his only two NFL starts at the strong safety position. In those two games, he had 8 tackles, a sack and a pass defended. Frazier is a very valuable player on and has provided nice depth at safety for the Cowboys for several years now.

    Rookie Safety Donovan Wilson was a breakout star during the with 3 interceptions in 3 consecutive games. Unfortunately, he suffered an ankle just before the start of the season and has been inactive for the first two games. He's been a full practice participant lately and will be available on Sunday. Wilson is looked at as the possible starter of the future at strong safety.

    Lastly, there's Safety , a former third-round pick out of Boise State in 2016. In 2017, he started all 16 games for the and was very productive with 75 tackles, 6 passes defended and an interception. In September of 2018, he was waived by the Giants and was signed to the a month later. His time in Arizona would be short-lived, though, when he was signed to the Cowboys practice squad a week later. He was released in November but resigned three days later and appeared in 10 games last season as a special teams contributor. Thompson is slated to start opposite Jeff Heath this Sunday against the .

    The names may not jump out at you but the Cowboys have some pretty solid depth at safety. Will it be enough to hold down the fort until Xavier Woods returns? I believe so but we'll see once the ball kicks off in Arlington on Sunday.

     

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    Matthew Lenix
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