Teams have called the Cowboys offering safety help via trade, exec Stephen Jones says (via Clarence Hill of the Star Telegram). However, Jones says the club is comfortable with the current group and isn’t particularly interested in an upgrade.
”We’ve already started getting a few calls from people needing things and knowing that we might need, thinking we might need a safety; ‘Would we be willing to trade this player for that player’,” Jones said. “I think this is going to pay for us. We’re not in any hurry. We feel good about our safety position. I just think we’ve got a good situation. Now we’ve just got to keep working.”
In theory, the Cowboys could trade from a unit of strength – like the offensive line – to bolster a safety group that has long been pegged as a weakness. For now, the Cowboys have George Iloka, Jeff Heath, sixth-round Texas A&M product Donovan Wilson, and Kavon Frazier in the strong safety competition with Xavier Woods slotted at free safety.
The Cowboys had their opportunities to land impact safeties earlier in the draft, but opted to zero in on other areas. Starting in Round 2, the Cowboys addressed the defensive tackle, guard, running back, cornerback, and defensive end positions before selecting Wilson in the penultimate round.
For now, the Cowboys say they’re willing to stand pat, but Hill gets the sense that the Cowboys will not rule out a trade for a safety given their previous desire to improve on that front.