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Is 2021 The Year The Cowboys Prioritize The Safety Position?

There's no denying the is full of holes.

They need to address their thin room, they need to improve upon the middle of their defense as a whole, and they specifically could use a to pair with the 2020 breakout player .

Outside of Wilson the Cowboys don't have much on their roster right now. is entering , and it's fair to ask how strongly the Cowboys even want him back. Woods has had an up and down career with the Cowboys, but he's been a slam dunk for a day three pick.

But that's sort of the problem with the Cowboys safety situation. They haven't invested real capital into the position in a long time, arguably since drafting back in 2002. Instead they've tried to find bargain bin and late round draft picks. They've seen mixed results, and their defense has suffered at times because of it.

Besides Williams almost 20 years ago, the highest they've drafted a safety was JJ Wilcox in the back in 2013. That, of course, didn't work out so great.

They've found more success with those day three picks – Woods, Wilson, and to name a few- but none of those guys are game changing in the ways the fans have been looking for.Is it Time for the Cowboys to Move On From Xavier Woods?

So, is this the year the Cowboys go for it at safety?

Probably not. For starters, there won't be a safety worth taking 10th overall. Instead the Cowboys should focus on cornerback, where they can likely land a stud CB1 in the .

Day two is where they may find their next starting safety, however. Someone like UCF's , who has been repeatedly mocked to the Cowboys 44th overall. Grant would give the Cowboys the over the top range and coverage ability they so drastically need on the back-end right now.

Finding a way to snag both a  and Richie Grant during the would give the Cowboys a massive boost in their . Giving them building blocks for the future, and immediate help right now.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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