Before this season, the Cowboys safety position looked very weak. The emergence of safety Xavier Woods helped Dallas, but he still has some room for improvements.
Safety Jeff Heath has been better than some belief and is coming off his best season yet. Even with that, the safety position is a glaring need for the Cowboys.
Either way, having a good young stud come in for the Cowboys at safety would be a great addition. With big-name safeties, Grant Delpit and Xavier McKinney possibly available, picking a safety becomes very likely.
With the defensive gameplay shifting to be more aggressive in forcing turnovers, adding a ball-hawk would be a great move. New defensive coordinator Mike Nolan touched on the importance of turning the ball over during a recent presser while referencing a conversation with Hall of Fame quarterback, Troy Aikman. Here’s Mike Fisher’s take per Cowboys Maven.
"“… Nolan seemed to suggest as much when he quoted Troy Aikman as saying that as a QB he didn’t have much fear of the DB who might knock down a pass.”"
With that in mind and the fact that they were tied for last in the league with only seven total interceptions last season, it is now a top priority to add a ball-hawk defender. While cornerbacks can be looked at, safety is where most of the attention would likely be.
A first-round pick is very likely to be spent on a safety, especially if either Delpit or McKinney are available. They should make an immediate impact, and both would look good beside Woods, with Heath coming in every here and there.