Once the team figures out the defensive staff, the next thing will be to decide what to do with the current roster. Will it be a total overhaul, a remix from last year, or will it be a combination of both?
I truly believe that if he is still on the board, pairing Alabama’s Patrick Surtain II across from Trevon Diggs would be huge for this team. It even works out in Richard’s favor if he is brought back in some capacity as his affinity for bigger corners in the worst kept secret in sports.
So now that Dallas has its top two corners, the safety position still has to be addressed. I love the tenacity and ball-hawking Donovan Wilson provides and he should only get better with another offseason so consider the strong safety spot locked up. That leaves the free safety position that needs to be addressed.
I hate to revisit this but it only makes sense to bring in veteran safety and future Hall of Famer, Earl Thomas, to pair with this group. Quinn knows Thomas well and a reunion in Dallas would probably feel like a gift if your Earl Thomas.
Thomas still carries star power meaning his presence shouldn’t affect the younger guys in this position group. He could also serve as a bridge if the Cowboys want to bring in a younger player all while solidifying a position of need.
Anthony Brown would be the top nickel corner if the Dallas Cowboys chose to allow their 2017 drafted secondary depart. An infusion of talent is needed but I would attempt to bring back one of the three defensive back free agents if the team can get a great deal. If not, I say move on and continue to allow your scouts to find young players.