Stephen Jones, the director of player personnel for the Dallas Cowboys, said safety could be a need. Here are some early targets to consider ahead of 2019 NFL Free agency
No team has made more progress on the defensive side of the ball this season than the Dallas Cowboys. They entered the year looking like a team that could field a solid unit on that side of the ball, but they’ve surpassed all expectations to this point.
After 13 weeks, the general consensus is that the Cowboys boast a potentially elite defense. They silenced any remaining doubters in their Week 13 game as they held Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints to just 10 points in a huge upset win.
One of the biggest reasons for the change has been the addition of Kris Richard, the former defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks. With Dallas, his role changed to a passing game coordinator and he’s turned their secondary into a dominant group.
He’s done so without an elite player at safety and director of player personnel Stephen Jones has identified that position as one the team could target in 2019.
Adding a ball-hawking safety to the mix could be the missing piece to this already impressive defense. This isn’t to say Xavier Woods and Jeff Heath are liabilities, because they’re not.
Woods is quickly becoming a playmaker and could be the future at the free safety position. As for Heath, he’s a guy who will still see the field a lot, even if another starter is added. He’s a valued veteran who does a whole lot of the little things well, even if he doesn’t jump out on tape.
With all this being said, we look at five players scheduled to become free agents in 2019 that the Cowboys should look at.