The Cowboys have lacked a legitimate playmaking safety since the days of Darren Woodson, but now it’s time for that to change.
The Cowboys recently signed Barry Church to a long-term contract and Gerald Sensabaugh is still on the hook for a few more seasons. I don’t see those factors stopping the Cowboys from drafting a playmaker, if it comes at the right price.
Church is considered a very good up-and-coming player. He has good ball skills and plays well in the box, epitomizing what a balanced safety should be.
Sensabaugh has been a blue-collar player who does everything and anything he can to help this team win. He plays hurt and tough, leaving everything on the field. Unfortunately for the aging Sensabaugh, he gets beat deep too consistently.
The Cowboys have paid big money to repair a broken secondary. The additions of Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne (through the draft and free agency, respectively) have been huge in the improvement of this unit. Now it’s time to focus on the back end, where the Cowboys are still susceptible to the big play.
Until it is fortified, they will continue to surrender those type of plays.
Realistic Available Free Agents: None.
Realistic Available Draft Targets: Kenny Vaccaro, Matt Elam, Eric Reid, Tony Jefferson, Bacarri Rambo