Might Cowboys target safety Kenny Vaccaro in draft?
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Matt Johnson missed his rookie year at safety with hamstring injuries. Danny McCray most likely will return because he's a restricted free agent.
Which leaves us with the draft.
Safety Kenny Vaccaro, Mel Kiper's No. 1 ranked safety, will be on display at the University of Texas Pro Day on March 26. The issue with Vacarro seems to be speed. He ran a 4.63 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine, which he attributed to physical problems. Earl Thomas of Texas also ran a slow 40 at the combine, but improved on it at his Pro Day a few years ago.
If Vaccaro doesn't improve on his 40 time, he could fall to No. 18 -- where the Cowboys currently reside.
"I think I can bring a lot to a team being versatile and being able to play a number of positions," Vaccaro said at the combine. "I played both safeties, strong and free. I played nickel. I played dime. In some instances I played corner. We had two great corners. But most of the time I played corner in one on ones in practice."
Coach Jason Garrett has preached competition at all positions, and there will be plenty at the safety spot in 2013.
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