NAPA, CA - JULY 25: Cornerback and safety, Michael Huff #24, the first round draft pick takes part in the afternoon practice session as the Oakland Raiders start their camp at the Marriott Hotel on July 25, 2006 in Napa, California. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
The Dallas Cowboys have yet to address their needs at safety, but help could be on it’s way in the form of an Irving native and alumnus of the University of Texas.
Tim MacMahon of ESPN Dallas recently devoted a post to the apparent need of the Cowboys, and added that he had a “hunch” that the team may set its sights on Michael Huff, if he doesn’t re-sign with the Oakland Raiders.
A Jim Thorpe Award winner in 2005 as the nation’s best collegiate defensive back, Huff spent five seasons in Oakland. At 28-years-old, he is an outstanding coverage safety, adroit at blitzing and, according to MacMahon (and quite a few others, we’d imagine), “He’d be a tremendous upgrade over Alan Ball.”
Dallas has already bypassed both Bob Sanders and O.J. Atogwe, both of whom could present a solution to the Cowboys’ needs at safety. Atogwe signed with the Washington Redskins last week, while Sanders is in negotiations for a contract with the San Diego Chargers.
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