When news broke that the Indianapolis Colts released safety Bob Sanders a while back, fans instantly started clamoring for the team to sign the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year and Super Bowl Champion. There is no doubt that when Sanders is health, he is one of the best safeties in the league. Unfortunately, he is injured far too often.
ESPN Football Outsider Bill Barnwell is just another person who believes the Cowboys should jump at the opportunity to sign Sanders. According to Barnwell’s ESPN Insider article, Sanders would be a great fit in Dallas.
He needs an organization that’s exhibited a history of turning injury-prone players into contributors, and there’s one that fits the criteria and could definitely use a safety: the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys turned around the career of offensive lineman Marc Colombo after he flopped with the Bears because of injury, and with starting safeties Alan Ball and Gerald Sensabaugh hitting free agency, Dallas could opt to take a chance on their medical staff being able to keep Sanders in one piece. The upside is enormous and the gamble is certainly worthwhile.
The Cowboys need all the help at safety they can get, so I wouldn’t oppose to the move if the price was right. Of course, the move will be put on delay if/when the NFL lockout begins.