Cowboys Have Options at Safety

Dallas needs help at free safety, could one of these recently released veterans do the job?

Lawyer Milloy (Buffalo) - Not the dominant defensive back he once was, Milloy can still play the game at a high level and provides a great deal of experience. Over the years Milloy has lost a step and may not cover as much ground, but he makes up for this due to his ability to be in position. Any team looking for a safety for a couple years will seriously consider this former New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills standout.

Tebucky Jones (Miami) - Jones has never played to the level expected when he was a first-round draft selection. Poor fundamentals and a lack of urgency leaves Jones on the sideline. Likely not a candidate for the Cowboys.

Marcus Coleman (Houston) - Was starting in Houston until he violated team rules and fell out of favor with the coaching staff. Coleman still has the ability to be a serviceable safety if above average talent surrounds him in the defensive backfield, due to questionable pass coverage skills at this point in his career. Dallas looked to Houston last year when it acquired Aaron Glenn. Parcells is also familiar with Coleman's game.

Brent Alexander (Giants) - Considering retirement and coming off a poor season with the New York Giants, this option may be best served, as Alexander appears to have nothing left. Dallas will not look his direction.

Oliver Celestin (Jets) - Reserve player with potential. A definite special teams player which should play on Sunday somewhere in the 2006 season. Considering he's a career second-teamer at best, Dallas won't pursue.

Jerry Wilson (San Diego) - A step slow, average at best in coverage, and will not intimidate a receiver, Wilson's days of starting in the league are over. At best, now a backup and special teams type contributor.

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