#5. Sign a veteran defensive back
The Cowboys secondary is very young and inexperienced. And at times, they’ve needed a veteran hand to guide them as well as someone who can makes game changing plays on the field. Yet, that player is simply not on their current roster.
Whether it be a veteran safety, cornerback or both, the Cowboys need experienced defensive playmakers in their secondary. Starting safeties Byron Jones and Jeff Heath have both had their struggles this season. And neither have proven to be consistent playmakers.
Cornerback Orlando Scandrick has been far too inconsistent. And the 30-year old’s best days are likely behind him. Second-year cornerback Anthony Brown has taken a major step backwards in his development after a terrific rookie season in 2016.
Second round selection Chidobe Awuzie has barely seen the field due to a lingering hamstring injury. And rookie corner Jourdan Lewis has been the lone bright spot in an underwhelming draft class, but his inexperience is being exploited more and more as his first season progresses.
The fact is, the Dallas Cowboys are in the midst of a youth movement within their secondary. And reserves like Xavier Woods and Kavon Frazier are not quite ready for a starting role in the NFL. Dallas needs a veteran playmaker to guide this inexperienced group. They should secure themselves one via free agency this offseason.