Cowboys haven't forgotten about safety

Posted May 26, 2011 @ 11:51 a.m.
Posted By Eric Edholm

One position that seemingly went overlooked in the draft for the Cowboys was safety, a position that was at the core of the pass-defense problems a year ago. Although the safeties were not solely to blame, as the CB play was poor as well, it was clear that the combination of FS Alan Ball and SS Gerald Sensabaugh was just not going to work out well. Now Ball is being moved back to cornerback and Sensabaugh is a free agent who might not be back. So who will start? If training camp began tomorrow, you'd have two undrafted free agents from last year — Barry Church and Danny McCray — competing with Akwasi Owusu-Ansah. That's not ideal, naturally, although Owusu-Ansah has some upside. We have heard for months that defensive coordinator Rob Ryan has targeted some veterans to go after, players who will fit his scheme, and it only makes sense to think that former Raiders S Michael Huff could be one of them. Ryan coached Huff when the two were in Oakland together a few years back. Sources say Ryan has Jerry Jones' ear and that the owner will target a veteran of his choosing at the position.