Dallas Cowboys predicted to land safety Eric Berry

The Dallas Cowboys met with safety Eric Berry earlier this offseason but no deal was met. He still remains without a team but could sign closer to training camp

Back in March, the Dallas Cowboys brought in former Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry for a free agent visit. After talking with the team and taking a physical, Berry left without a deal and things have been quiet for him since.

Two factors seem to be keeping Berry from signing — one being his health and the other being his asking price. After playing in just three games over the past two years, teams are understandably concerned about the 30-year old safety’s health.

As for his asking price, it’s said he’s still wanting to make a lot of money this season rather than sign a one-year prove-it deal, which is what the Cowboys specialize in offering.

Eventually, Berry plans to sign somewhere and someone will give him a shot. Surely, he would like that to be under contract before training camp and, according to Brent Sobleski of Bleacher Report, it could still be the Cowboys who ultimately land the free agent.

The key here is that Dallas has to wait it out and hope Berry finally accepts a short contract. As Sobleski pointed out, there’s a chance he could change your team but the only way that becomes worth the risk associated is if the contract doesn’t go beyond this season.

After missing out on Earl Thomas, Dallas still has a need at the position and Sobleski believes they should land an upgrade over Jeff Heath.

“The Cowboys missed out on their preferred safety target when Earl Thomas chose to play for the Ravens. Berry doesn’t present the same skill set as Thomas, but he’s a potential upgrade over Jeff Heath, who performed poorly in 2018 with numerous missed tackles and average coverage skills.” — Sobleski, Bleacher Report

Of course, it all comes down to price. The Cowboys front office has been adamant about not overpaying for players over the past few seasons. They make the offer they’re willing to pay and leave it up to the player to decide.

That’s led to them missing out on certain players, but it also has worked in their favor many times. It looked as though that cost them a major upgrade at safety this offseason, but there’s still a chance they land one of their targets at the price they deemed fair.