Did The Dallas Cowboys Improve At Safety In 2017? – Dallas Cowboys News

Did The Dallas Cowboys Improve At Safety In 2017? – Dallas Cowboys News

[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?

Last Season:

Barry Church – (started 12 games, 85 tackles, four PDs, two INTs, one FF, signed four-year $26M deal with Jaguars, $12M GTD)

Byron Jones – (started 16 games, 88 tackles, 10 PDs, one INT, one FF)

J.J. Wilcox – (started 4 games, played in 13 games, 49 tackles, six PDs, one INT, one FF, signed two-year $6.5M deal with Buccaneers, $3.1M GTD)

Jeff Heath – (played 16 games, 23 tackles, two PDs, one INT)

Kavon Frazier – (drafted in sixth round, played nine games, six tackles)

This Season:

Byron Jones

Jeff Heath

Kavon Frazier

Robert Blanton– (signed FA from Bills, started two games, played 10 games, 35 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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