Five Dallas Cowboys who may not survive final cuts

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Donovan Wilson, Dallas Cowboys
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Last offseason, fans were a buzz about the potential of 2019 sixth-rounder Donovan Wilson. The safety out of Texas A&M set social media aflame recording three interceptions last preseason.

There has been a longtime need for a defensive playmaker in the Cowboys secondary. And Wilson, a Day Three selection, showed a penchant for turnovers. Unfortunately, those preseason highlights did not extend into the regular season as the rookie barely even saw the field.

Recording a mere 16 defensive snaps his rookie season, Wilson made his bones as a special teamer in 2020. In 11 games, he recorded just two tackles.

Now that his preseason exploits are long forgotten, and with a new coaching tandem in the secondary featuring Maurice Linguist and two-time Pro Bowler Al Harris, Wilson must once again prove himself worthy of a roster spot entering his second season in Dallas.

And Wilson should have solid competition as both Xavier Woods and Darian Thompson remain on the roster. Dallas also added former first-rounder Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to the safety mix. And there are some thoughts that the Cowboys might shift one or more of their numerous cornerbacks to safety as well.