Football Outsiders: Safety an issue for Cowboys

May, 13, 2013
The Dallas Cowboys have been trying to replace Darren Woodson, and to a certain extent Roy Williams, for years.

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The Cowboys had physical safeties who could cover tight ends and make plays on the ball in Woodson and Williams.

Not so much now.

With safety a weakness for the Cowboys, Football Outsiders says Dallas failed in addressing this need in the draft.

The safety Dallas eventually drafted, Georgia Southern's J.J. Wilcox, is a small-school project with minimal experience at the position. As it stands, Barry Church and Matt Johnson will open the season as arguably the league's most undistinguished safety pairing.

You can read the rest of what FO had to say about the biggest red flags in the NFC East here (Insider).
Calvin Watkins joined in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.



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