Dallas Cowboys: 3 clear needs for 2020 NFL Draft

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The climate around Big D is changing. As the Dallas Cowboys ponder change, there are three clear needs to think about as we head into the 2020 NFL Draft.

Goodbye is never an easy thing to say. As the Dallas Cowboys approach a new calendar year, a new decade, the vibrations around Big D all supplement the word change. For some, including myself, the football year ended way before the Cowboys stepped onto AT&T Stadium to face the Redskins.

Now that the second season of 2019 NFL year is about to begin, Cowboys Nation looks forward to the 2020 NFL Draft. Of course, how the Cowboys look in 2020 will depend on how the coaching staff looks, who will have their stamp and fingerprints on the type of talent joining America’s Team.

But clearly, the Cowboys have needs to fill, and frankly, I am thinking of one position that can no longer be ignored. The Dallas Cowboys are still in the youth movement, so any strong additions to the roster via the NFL Draft will boost an already talented squad.

Well, I’m not quite ready to say adiós to 2019, so let’s shout out to the 2020 year by focusing on some 2020 draft needs. And here we go!

1. The Dallas Cowboys need a true safety

Dallas can no longer afford to turn its back to the safety position. This isn’t a knock on Jeff Heath, who served as a team captain for the Cowboys in 2019. But Heath was never a game-changer. The Dallas Cowboys must find another Darren Woodson through the draft. Heath is the backup talent who was pushed into the starter role.

Of course, the ‘Boys tried to land safety Jamal Adams before the NFL trade deadline, but the New York Jets were stingy with the price tag. Actually, I applaud the Cowboys for not mortgaging a future for Adams, even declining to trade offensive lineman Tyron Smith or Zack Martin.

Could Adams had made a huge difference in 2019? Honestly, I believe he could have. I doubted the value of Amari Cooper and his ability to change Big D, so who knows how Adams would change the landscape in Dallas had he arrived.

So, the Dallas Cowboys say goodbye to 2019, but could the Adams chit-chat return in 2020? Look, the guy just turned 24 last October and has three pro seasons already under his belt. It’s worth a look. The big question is how much will he cost the Dallas Cowboys, who own the 17th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft.

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