4 biggest Cowboys needs after signing Keanu Neal

Keanu Neal, Atlanta Falcons, (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Keanu Neal, Atlanta Falcons, (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech Hokies
Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech Hokies, (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

1. Cornerback

While the signing of safety Keanu Neal does not necessarily solve the teams’ need at that position it does make the organizations’ top need at the moment substantially clearer. The Dallas Cowboys’ top need at the moment is unquestionably at the cornerback position.

While the team did re-sign one of its free agents at this position in cornerback Jourdan Lewis it also saw another of its free agents at the position, cornerback Chidobe Awuzie, sign with the Cincinnati Bengals. That arguably leaves Dallas in even more need of help at the defensive back position.

The team did see cornerback Trevon Diggs show promise during his rookie season last year when the young defender managed to lead the team in interceptions with three and pass deflections with 14, but the team still needs someone to play alongside its budding star. Fortunately for fans of America’s Team, there are several top-tier talents at this position in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Regardless of where an individual fan or analyst comes down in the debate between Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley, Alabama cornerback Patrick Surtain II, and USC (South Carolina) cornerback Jaycee Horn it is clear that all three would instantly improve the teams’ secondary and address a crucial need.

All of these players should warrant the consideration of Dallas with its first pick in the draft, but even if the team decides to go with another player at a different position there are still talented defensive backs like Northwestern cornerback Greg Newsome II who could be available to the team in the second round.

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While it seems unlikely that the Dallas Cowboys will address this need during the remainder of free agency the team has a shot to adequately address this pressing need in the upcoming NFL Draft. Considering this is the most important need for the organization it seems possible that failing to address this need on draft day could carry significant consequences for Dallas for years to come.