With secondary intact, Dallas Cowboys will scorch NFC foes
By Brad Austin
BETTER BUCKLE UP FOR THESE SAFETIES
When one of the starting Cowboys safeties is missing, the group loses a big dose of its newly found magic tonic.
However with all three of the top safeties on hand, the trio fits like a glove.
Finally focused at his natural free safety position in 2016, Jones has completely altered the dynamics of the Dallas secondary.
The former first round draft pick has been a beast. He covers the deep ball well, tackles soundly, and shadows elite tight ends like a boss.
Without Jones’ many high level contributions the entire secondary would suffer.
The elevated, solid play of Church is a direct reflection of this. With Jones allowing Church to play shorter in the box, his true talents are fully maximized.
The same applies to Wilcox who’s more functional when patrolling short range.
Wilcox is the perfect example of an enforcer. He’s not consistent enough to trust over high snap counts in one game.
However when given lowered snap counts that unleash his physicality, he hammers and intimidates opponents.
Much like the corners, when fully healthy and set in their best positions, the Cowboys safeties are a force to be reckoned with.