The Dallas Cowboys have been busy trying to retain some of their own players as the legal tampering portion of free agency has proceeded. They’ve already franchise tagged Dak Prescott, extended Blake Jarwin, and agreed to terms with Amari Cooper.
There are other Cowboys needing new deals, though. While the likes of Byron Jones, Randall Cobb, Robert Quinn, Jason Witten, and Maliek Collins are all headed to new homes, there are still players that need to be retained.
On Tuesday afternoon, there is news that the Cowboys are keeping another player, a safety.
Darian Thompson is staying with the Cowboys on a two-year deal
The state of the safety position is one of extreme intrigue for Cowboys fans as we are not exactly sure who is going to be playing there come the regular season besides Xavier Woods. At the very least we know one option, Darian Thompson.
Darian Thompson has agreed to a 2 yr deal to stay with the Cowboys per his agents @SPORTSTARSNYC— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) March 17, 2020
Thompson is an option for the Cowboys to consider but certainly not one that they can bank on. Safety has been a spot where bodies are certainly needed, but it is time for them to invest in a serious playmaker. One place Thompson can certainly help the team is on special teams. He was involved on 50% of special teams snaps last season.
The biggest thing the Cowboys have going at safety right now in general is Xavier Woods. He is technically eligible for a contract extension, but we’ll see what comes of that.