The Dallas Cowboys have been trying to finding a solution at the safety position for what seems like forever. Xavier Woods has been the starter at free safety for several years but the spot opposite him hasn’t be secured yet. The Cowboys tried to solve the problem in free agency when they signed veteran Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. After failing to perform well in training camp he was released on Thursday after only being with the team for five months.
Executive Vice President Stephen Jones joined 105.3 The Fan afterward to discuss the Cowboys plans going forward in regards to the safety position.
“We’re certainly going to look at all avenues as we move forward here and I wouldn’t rule anything out,” Jones said per Rob Phillips of DallasCowboys.com. “We’re just down there working with Will McClay and our pro scouting department as well as our coaches in trying to figure out what our next steps might be here.”
During training camp, the Cowboys have been cross-training cornerbacks Chidobe Awuzie, Daryl Worley, and rookie Reggie Robinson at safety due to their versatility. One veteran safety on the open market, Earl Thomas, has been linked to the Cowboys a lot lately following his release from the Baltimore Ravens. Jones thinks the Cowboys are solid at safety but isn’t ruling out adding a veteran.
“We’ve got some good numbers back there,” Jones said. “We’ve just got to continue to look for ways that we can improve. And if we find a veteran guy who might help back there early on while some of these young guys or some of these position flex guys are coming along, that would be good as well.”
The 2020 NFL season is right around the corner and roster moves will be plentiful league-wide. Will the Dallas Cowboys stick with their current flock of safeties or will the Earl Thomas dream finally come true? Only time will tell.
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