By Cody Milligan
Dallas Cowboys fans hoping for one last grasp of safety help are sorely disappointed Wednesday. The NFL held the 2019 supplemental draft, via email bids, and only one team walked away with a new prospect. The Arizona Cardinals selected safety Jalen Thompson out of Washington State.
The Cardinals had to forfeit their 2020 fifth-round choice in order to select Thompson in accordance to league rules.
The draft came and went with the Cowboys deciding to stay put with what they currently have on the roster. Future safety help, if desired by the coaching staff, must now come through free agency or trade with another team.
The Cowboys were thought to have been linked to Thompson as he could provide additional safety help as a clone of current free safety Xavier Woods. Now the team will roll along with Woods and Jeff Health, under another year of tutelage under defensive coordinator Kris Richard.
The supplemental draft has existed since 1977 and has served as a way for collegiate players who could not enter the main NFL draft due to various circumstances.
A total of 45 players have been selected with 8 of those being future Pro-Bowlers. The most recent was the Cleveland Browns selection of WR Josh Gordon out of Baylor in...