The Cowboys are in the middle of a rebuild mode.
With the 2017 season, officially under way, in terms of the off-season, the Dallas Cowboys find themselves in a rebuilding mode, despite being considered one of the best teams in the league. The Cowboys have plenty of holes to fill on defense after losing some key pieces from their 2016 football team. None bigger than that of the secondary of this team.
The Cowboys lost four key pieces of that secondary during this off-season, now they look to bring in players to help rebuild this secondary to a point.
Per SB Nation’s Blogging the Boys, the Cowboys brought in former Buffalo Bills and Minnesota Vikings safety Robert Blanton.
Blanton had played the 2016 season in Buffalo, but spent the previous four season in Minnesota. Last year as a member of the Bills, he logged just a pair of starts, but had a big impact playing on the team’s special teams.
According to his stats on ESPN.com, Blanton finished the 2016 season with 35 total tackles. During his five-year career, he has 248 tackles, one fumble recovery, and an interception in 70 career games.
The Cowboys had S Robert Blanton in for a visit. He spent last year with Buffalo after four years in Minnesota.
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) March 20, 2017
— Pro Football Rumors (@pfrumors) March 20, 2017
If the Cowboys offer Blanton a contract, they will look for him to compete with Jeff Heath and Kavon Frazier to line up in the defensive backfield with Byron Jones for the upcoming season. I don’t think the Cowboys have found that second safety and I don’t think it will be Blanton if he is offered that contract.
Do the secondary holes make you nervous? Will Blanton be offered a contract for that need?