Dallas Cowboys: Tre Boston would add key safety depth
By Nick Crain
The Dallas Cowboys still have a very clear lack of quality depth at safety. Adding free agent Tre Boston would be a step in the right direction.
The Dallas Cowboys are still in need of safety depth. Even with the addition of George Iloka in free agency and Donovan Wilson in the 2019 NFL Draft, they are certainly still in need of more help. Without even having to trade assets to acquire another safety, the Cowboys have the ability to sign a quality free agent at the position. One reliable safety who is still a free agent is Tre Boston.
Boston has five years of NFL experience under his belt and is still just 26 years old. Not only does he have five quality years of experience, but he also has three seasons of experience as a primary starter.
Tre Boston is a former fourth-round pick out of the University of North Carolina who was selected by the Carolina Panthers. After playing the first three years of his career with the Panthers, he was waived in May of 2017. Since then, he has signed one-year deals with the Los Angeles Chargers as well as the Arizona Cardinals.
In his career, Boston has produced 262 tackles, 27 pass deflections, 11 interceptions, 2 sacks, and 1 forced fumble. He is versatile enough to play both free safety as well as strong safety, so he could be extremely useful in the Dallas secondary.
Whether Boston would be a starter in Dallas is unclear. If he were to be signed and have a good camp, he definitely has the talent to be an immediate starter. With a combination of young safeties in Xavier Woods, Kavon Frazier, and rookie Donovan Wilson along with the veterans on the roster in Jeff Heath and George Iloka, Boston would be a nice fit.
Clearly, Tre Boston is in no rush to sign with a team. He seems to be holding out for the right offer from the right team. If he feels he fits in with the stacked Dallas Cowboys defense next season and gets a reasonable offer, he should jump at the opportunity. The longer he waits to sign with a team, the less time he will have to acclimate with the team and impress the coaching staff to earn a spot.