The Dallas Cowboys haven't had very many bright spots in 2020, but second-year Safety Donovan Wilson is certainly starting to look like one. In fact, his play this season might just earn him a starting job next season in 2021.
After missing the previous two weeks with a groin injury Donovan Wilson was entering Week 15 already with three forced fumbles under his belt, two of which he recovered. Now he can add an interception to his resume after picking off San Francisco 49ers QB Nick Mullins.
The former Texas A&M safety is putting together quite a resume in his second year with the Dallas Cowboys. It took injuries and poor play for the coaching staff to finally get him more involved, but once they did he started making his presence known on the backend of the defense.
To date he's played a little over half of the defensive snaps this season and about the same on special teams. But, that's been enough for him to showcase the kind of playmaker he could be as a full-time starter. Surprisingly enough, it's not going unnoticed.
Donovan Wilson is a player and a keeper at safety for my Cowboys.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) December 20, 2020
I don't normally agree with very many of Skip Bayless' takes regarding the Dallas Cowboys, but his opinion about Donovan Wilson is one I can get on board with. No. 37 is definitely making his presence known.
Other than Trevon Diggs, the Dallas Cowboys secondary could be overhauled in the offseason. The Dallas Cowboys need to upgrade the entire backend of their defense and Donovan Wilson has definitely put his name in the mix for one of the starting safety positions up for grabs.
It's still probably a little premature to anoint Donovan Wilson as a sure fire starter next season, but his impressive play as of late is nonetheless encouraging. The good news is he still has two more regular-season games remaining this year to further cement himself as a starter in the eyes of the coaching staff.