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Hooker, Kazee, Neal… Cowboys Dipping Toes Into the FA Safety Market

Believe it or not, but the seem to be testing the waters in and look to be in hot pursuit of at least three safeties.

The Dallas Cowboys have devalued the position over the years, but it seems as if the arrival of Dan Quinn has changed that way of thinking. The visits scheduled with both Damontae Kazee and Malik Hooker signifies a change in philosophy, which could net the Cowboys an upgrade at the safety position for the and beyond.

Having played his entire professional career under Dan Quinn with the Damontae Kazee has been linked to the Dallas Cowboys for quite a while. His familiarity with Quinn's system makes him a natural fit at , which could give him a leg up on the competition. But, I wouldn't rule out Malik Hooker though.

The former 15th overall pick in the by the is one of the most physically gifted free safeties in the entire league. A poor scheme fit in Indianapolis and reoccurring has kept him from showcasing his talent on a consistent basis, but it's those God-given talents the Cowboys are looking to tap into.

Both Damontae Kazee and Malik Hooker should be considered upgrades to the Dallas Cowboys if they can rebound from their Achilles injuries and remain healthy moving forward. either one of these two would be a good move, but not one that should keep Dallas from targeting the position at some point in the .

Surprisingly enough though, Damontae Kazee and Malik Hooker aren't the only FA safeties the Dallas Cowboys are showing an interest in. According to reports they are in deep talks with , another former player under Dan Quinn with the Atlanta Falcons.

The Dallas Cowboys and are reportedly the two teams in the running for Keanu Neal. are the Cowboys would be his favored destination, but like with just about everything where he decides to sign will more than likely come down to money.

What's really interesting here is the fact Keanu Neal could be a weak side linebacker with the Dallas Cowboys. Previously under Dan Quinn he was utilized as a and played a prominent role in and around the scrimmage, so the position switch isn't all that far-fetched. It will be really interesting to see how he's finally utilized if he does indeed sign with the Cowboys though.

To see the Dallas Cowboys finally show some serious interest in upgrading the safety position after years of just about ignoring it warms my heart. Dan Quinn obviously is being consulted on personnel decisions and I think we can thank him for Dallas' changed mindset in regards to the safety position. Let's just hope it pays off.

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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Dave SC58

I like the idea of bringing in Hooker and Neal. Kazee, I’m somewhat leery about. However, if they sign all three heading into training camp, I think that would be a very good thing. If Xavier Woods wants to play in the NFL, he may have to accept a lot less money than he thought he might get, because I don’t think any team will sign him to a big contract. Time will tell.

E W Lawrence

The defensive secondary has been a big weakness for the Cowboys since Everson Walls left the team. That was a long time ago

Robert

Should also bring in Richard Sherman for cornerback experience, and also Cowboys could use his swagger as the leader on the defense.

ThrowuptheX88

They’re also dipping their toes in the torn ACL Market , good job Jerry

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