Posted by Rafael at Saturday, March 10, 2012
The thin crop of safety draft prospects is matched by a shallow veterans pool. What are the Cowboys to do, with such a crying need at free safety? Abram Elam offered an underwhelming center-fielder last year, pitching goose eggs in the interceptions and passes defensed categories.
Elam may be hard to top, however. A low franchise figure for safeties pushed many teams to lock up their free agents to be. The Raiders tagged Tyvon Branch, and the Titans did the same with Michael Griffin. San Francisco blocked Dashon Goldson from the market. Atlanta inked Thomas DeCoud to a long-term deal. These moves made a pedestrian group more so.