Passing On Marion
Despite the team's need for a safety, the Cowboys aren't very interested in 12-year veteran Brock Marion, who was released Monday by the Lions.
Marion, a seventh-round pick of the Cowboys in 1993, played five years in Dallas, starting 43 games alongside strong safety Darren Woodson. Since leaving the Cowboys after the 1997 season, Marion signed a free-agent deal with Miami, where he earned three Pro Bowl selections in his six seasons. Marion finished third on the Lions defense with 112 tackles this past season and was second on the team with three interceptions, starting all 16 games.
The Cowboys studied film on Marion Tuesday, but want to go with more youth at the position. Currently, the team is expecting Lynn Scott, Keith Davis, Clint Finley and now sixth-round pick Justin Beriault to compete for the free safety position, with Roy Williams sliding over to strong safety.
The Cowboys also had their eyes on Atlanta safety Cory Hall, who was re-signed by the Falcons on Friday. Hall, a six-year veteran, was released by Atlanta in the off-season after recording 60 tackles and an interception in 13 starts last year. But Hall re-signed last week and will likely compete for a starting job once again this year.