Safety Keith Davis will test free agency instead of seeking a contract with the Dallas Cowboys.
Davis told a PR firm that he would like to continue playing in Dallas, but he wants to see what offers he gets from other teams. He has played five seasons in Dallas and has performed best as a special teams player. He is the captain of special teams for the Cowboys.
“I’d love to be here in Dallas. I’m a Cowboys fan,” Davis said. “Just to play for them was a dream come true, first of all. I would love to be here, but I know it’s a business at the end of the day and I’ve got to do whatever’s best for me and my family.
This is another hit to the Cowboys secondary and a huge loss to the special teams if Davis jets. I think Davis realizes that he won’t get a ton of snaps for the Cowboys with Roy Williams and Ken Hamlin out there, but he is still a valuable player. I would want to see what teams wanted me full-time for more money, too.
I think if Davis does leave, the Cowboys will be forced to draft a safety in the third round of the draft, after a wide receiver, running back and cornerback are taking in the first and second rounds.