With such glaring needs along the offensive and defensive line, it’s understandable that Dallas's needs at the safety position are somewhat lost--but they do have needs at safety. Executive vice president Stephen Jones said as much just last week.
The team likes Barry Church, but he’s coming off a season-ending Achilles tear. Gerald Sensabaugh remained healthy through most of 2012, but he isn’t exactly a world-beater and Matt Johnson, a rookie last season, never got on the field.
In response to this need, Dallas is giving a good look to Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro, and will host him at Valley Ranch in the weeks leading up to April’s NFL Draft. Vaccaro, for his part, would love to be a Cowboy and believes he can step in as a defensive leader.
“I’m versatile,” Vaccaro said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I understand concepts. I think I can line guys up. I can be a quarterback of the defense and bring that athleticism on the back end.”
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