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Safety Jayron Kearse Expected to Meet with the Dallas Cowboys

The isn't over by a long shot and the continue to explore options that can help one of the worst defenses in the NFL from 2020. As the train continues rolling round the bend, the Dallas Cowboys continue to look to improve the position. With reports that they've met with or shown interest in and , and with the of , it appears to be a new day in Dallas. They're looking under every rock for a potential solution to a safety position that has been underwhelming for quite some time.

Late Tuesday, Todd Archer reported that the Dallas Cowboys are having in for a meeting at in Frisco, Texas.

Kearse, a former seventh-round pick of the started the with the , playing over 500 snaps before getting released and finding his way onto the practice squad.

Jayron Kearse was suspended for three games to start the 2020 season for violating the NFL's Policy on substance abuse. The stemmed from an in February of 2020 when he was suspected of driving while intoxicated and was carrying a firearm without a permit.

After the suspension, Kearse worked as a rotational safety for the next four games before taking on a role as their starting . He would go on to start the next seven games before being released for violating team rules when he was late for curfew on a road trip to Tampa Bay and missing bed check according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

Prior to taking on a prominent role in the Lions , Kearse had primarily been a rotational player for the Vikings, playing fewer than 300 snaps in the first four seasons of his career. His best season was in 2019 when he allowed a of 47.2. Though he played far fewer snaps than the best safeties in the NFL, his 271 snaps earned him an 89 overall defensive grade, which would have him as the fifth highest-graded safety from the .

With and Keanu Neal already on the roster, Kearse looks like another potential depth signing. The five-year veteran has played both safety spots but has nearly a 2:1 split as a box safety vs .

If signed, it's likely that Jayron Kearse is a depth signing. Someone who could offer a little something on and potentially back up both safety positions. Which could mean that the rumors of Keanu Neal's move to linebacker hold a bit of water.

Though the Cowboys have been methodical and deliberate (or slow and inactive from another's perspective), they're continuing to sift through the sands of free agency hoping to find that unearthed treasure. They may not be doing anything splashy, but these are the types of moves the Cowboys make in free agency.

John Williams
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