The biggest, most glaring weakness for the Dallas Cowboys is no doubt the secondary. But I am hoping the Cowboys can fill these holes in free agency instead of the draft. I have the Cowboys picking a wide receiver and a running back with those first round picks. I think Roy Williams MUST be traded. Who needs a Pro Bowl safety, I am not sure. Would the Washington Redskins be interested in him after the death of Sean Taylor? At this moment, I’d take a third round pick for him.
Here is the cream of the crop:
Asante Samuel, UFA, New England Patriots
Samuel posted a league-best 10 interceptions last season. He has followed it up with six interceptions this season. He’s shutdown quality receivers, helping the Patriots to an undefeated record. If Samuel is not signed to an extension, he’ll command big dollars on the market. Dallas could pay him. I am sure we regret signing Patrick Crayton right now to free up some money, but Samuel would be such an amazing grab…how it would happen, I have no idea.
Mike Doss, UFA, Minnesota Vikings
Doss, the former Colts safety has a new home, hasn’t played well enough to earn a starting role and has been on the field during just eight games. Doss recorded a pair of interceptions in just six games during the ’06 season, and had two picks each of the three seasons prior to ‘07.
Domonique Foxworth, RFA, Denver Broncos
Foxworth is used mainly as a nickel defender. His RFA status will make it difficult to pull him away from the Broncos.
Drayton Florence, UFA, San Diego Chargers
Florence held onto his starting spot over Antonio Cromartie when it was thought that Cromartie would win the job early. Cromartie will probably be the starter next season. Florence is not a shutdown type of player, but he does make plays when he needs to.
Randall Gay UFA New England Patriots
Gay is just 25, and he’s been able to post solid numbers, while also showing consistency. He has registered 37 total tackles to go along with three interceptions.
Marcus Trufant, UFA, Seattle Seahawks
Trufant’s contract has voided based on playing time and given the team’s commitment to other players at his position, it appears that the cornerback will be looking elsewhere. His 2004 season was easily his best, when he compiled 96 total tackles, five interceptions, and a sack. He has 77 total tackles and seven interceptions this year. He will be one of the top defensive targets on the market. I really like Trufant and he may command less money. He very well may be a Cowboy next year and reunite with former teammate Ken Hamlin.