Last season the Cowboys cut Safety Will Allen way to early. The result was too much of the rookie Jeff Heath.
Heath did make some plays but he just isn’t ready. Yet the Cowboys exposed him way too early and every opponent knew who to target.
Heath is an undrafted Safety with raw ability and good tackling but because of the insurmountable injuries the Cowboys suffered, Heath was thrust into the fire and gave up play after play.
The real reason Heath needs to see the field a lot less is the fact that Barry Church and J.J. Wilcox need an offseason of starting side-by-side. If this isn’t the plan going forward, the Cowboys may want to spend an early draft choice on a guy like Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix. The Cowboys have struggled mightily in the positions since the departure of Darren Woodson. In this 4-3 scheme and single-high Free Safety is overwhelmingly needed.
With a complete defensive overhaul imminent, Heath may find himself on the outside looking in.