[After an incredible rise from worst to first in 2016 that saw the Cowboys ride the backs of two outstanding rookie campaigns to 13-3 and a changing of the guard, we have to examine the roster. From 1 to 53, we only have one question?
Have the Dallas Cowboys improved?]
Today, we round out the defensive side of the ball and ask if the Cowboys improved on the back end at safety?
Byron Jones – (started 16 games, 88 tackles, 10 PDs, one INT, one FF)
Jeff Heath – (played 16 games, 23 tackles, two PDs, one INT)
Kavon Frazier – (drafted in sixth round, played nine games, six tackles)
Xavier Woods – (drafted sixth-round out of LA Tech, started 13 games, 84 tackles, 6.5 TFL, six PDs, five INTs, three sacks, one FF)
Jameill Showers – (converted quarterback, two seasons on Cowboys’ practice squad)
The biggest loss of the offseason in my mind was Barry Church. He was a great leader for this team and a reliable player. Still, there was no way the Cowboys were going to match the deal the Jaguars ponied up.
As we’ve discussed before, Jeff Heath doesn’t get enough credit outside of the legendary jokes and memes made of him. Heath gets judged by his rookie season where he had to start nine…
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