2. Xavier McKinney, safety
It’s time. It’s time the Dallas Cowboys reach for safety. The organization has spent so much concern with the front lines, on both sides of the ball.
Dallas has provided weapons in the linebacker room. Resources were spent on the cornerback department as well. Offensively, the Cowboys have one of the best rosters in the league (don’t fight me).
The Dallas Cowboys are thirsty for safety talent. This is not a knock on Xavier Woods or Jeff Heath. But Dallas needs some name brand back there, a Darren Woodson type to threaten pass-happy opponents.
Like Kinlaw, Xavier McKinney made the first-team All-SEC in 2019. The Alabama Crimson Tide product will forgo his senior season to enter the 2020 NFL Draft, which may benefit the Cowboys.
There’s a reason why McKinney earned stud status last season. He totaled a whopping 95 tackles, three sacks, four forced fumbles, five pass deflections, three interceptions and scored a defensive touchdown.
Those kinds of numbers would blow the roof off AT&T Stadium. At six-foot-one and nearly 200 pounds, McKinney would be a stellar addition to the Dallas Cowboys. Here’s the big question. Can the player, coached by Nick Saban, drop to Dallas?