By Burke Downer
The Dallas Cowboys came into Thursday needing to fill some gaps on the roster as the start of free agency was zooming past them. They did just that, signed defensive line rotational depth and bringing a wealth of speed back to the organization for the passing game.
While the Cowboys were able to make up for some of the talent drain they experienced, there was still no solution found at the safety position. One man who doesn’t think there needs to be any changes is starting free safety and second-year man Xavier Woods. Woods spoke to the team’s website about several things, including the organization’s failed attempt to acquire Earl Thomas, who just so happens to play Woods’ natural position.
Cowboys Wire has gone to great length to prove the Cowboys play enough two-deep safety looks that a Woods-Thomas combo would’ve not changed much about Woods’ deployment from 2018, but he’s indicating that may not have been the way Dallas chose to address things. His interview kicks off News and Notes.
Woods sat down with Lindsay Draper of the Cowboys in-house team to talk about his expectations for the 2019 Dallas Cowboys. Tthe 2017 6th-round pick out of Louisiana Tech, has had to endure an off-season of safety-replacement chatter. While most of that talk amongst the fanbase has been aimed at Jeff Heath, Woods has heard it, has taken it to heart, and is ready to prove his worth yet...