While we’ve seen the Cowboys lose some of their marquee free agents like Randall Cobb and Robert Quinn to other teams, some other quality players are still on the market. One of them is Safety Kavon Frazier, who’s supplied solid depth and standout special teams play for Dallas the last four seasons. Should the Cowboys re-sign Frazier at what would likely be a big discount?
Frazier, who is built to play strong safety, has spent his four years in Dallas stuck behind other players. From 2016-2017 it was a mix of Jeff Heath, J.J. Wilcox, and Byron Jones. Even when Jones converted back to CB in 2018, Kavon got leapfrogged by Xavier Woods for a chance at starting.
Last year Frazier only appeared in four games before a pectoral injury put him on injured reserve. But even before then, he’d lost ground on the depth chart to Darian Thompson and rookie Donovan Wilson.
So no, Kavon Frazier doesn’t appear to be a contender for any starting role in Dallas. But given he’s still a free agent and could likely be re-signed to a minimal deal, should the Cowboys consider him for depth and insurance during training camp and the preseason?
The numbers are still about the same as last season. Jeff Heath has been replaced by Ha Ha Clinton-Dix but Woods, Thompson, and Wilson are all back. Frazier would be battling to make the 53-man roster.
That fight would get even harder if the Cowboys draft another safety in 2020. It is widely expected that Dallas will come away with a rookie safety somewhere in the first three rounds.
But again, this is about depth and insurance. Even if Kavon is the sixth man on the list now it only takes one injury, suspension, or other issue for him to be pushing for a roster spot. Two such problems and suddenly he’s on the roster as a solid backup and special teams player.
Frazier is in the same waiting stats as Michael Bennett, Christian Covington, Daniel Wise, and other free agents from last year’s roster. These guy may not find a home until after the 2020 Draft when teams are looking to fill holes that they weren’t able to through the rookie class.
The Cowboys may have all the safety help they need once the draft is over, and especially after adding any undrafted rookies. But if there’s still a spot to fill a few weeks from now, and he’s still available, they could do a lot worse than bringing back Kavon Frazier.