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Free Agent Safety Pool Thinning Out



    The Dallas Cowboys have a clear need in the secondary, but so far, they haven’t exactly moved at a breakneck speed to address it. And as the days pass, the pool is thinning.

    The Houston Texans signed former Bears’ safety Danieal Manning on Thursday, for $20 million over four years. Earlier in the week, Eric Weddle re-signed with the San Diego Chargers for $40 million over five years.

    Both were potential solutions for the safety position in Dallas, and both are now off the market. So where does Dallas go from here?

    University of Texas product and former Oakland Raider Michael Huff remains on the market, as does former Brown (and Jet and, in 2006, Cowboy) Abram Elam. Each has history with new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, Elam in Cleveland, and Huff in Oakland, which could influence the team’s decision either way.

    Of course, the team could also always re-sign Gerald Sensabaugh, though, coming off a career year in terms of tackles and interceptions, Sensabaugh has made it clear that he wants a big payday, wherever he ends up. That said, with safeties at a premium this offseason, the team will likely have to pay up to receive the help it needs, whether that comes in the form of a familiar face or a new one.

    The only thing that is clear at this point is that the team better sign someone--and they’d do well not to move too slowly.

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