Not Many Free Safeties Left in Free Agency
Now that Nnambi Asomugha is an Eagle, the Cowboys can turn to their other concerns.
The big one is the safety position, where the team has no genuine starter under contract. Gerald Sensabaugh said he would test the market, and he may be the best safety left among unsigned free agents. According to a list on WalterFootball, Sensabaugh started the free agency period as the #7 safety, but the six above him already signed.
Dallas is currently going after Abram Elam, who played strong safety for Cleveland last year. Elam was a special-teams player with Dallas in 2006 before signing with the Jets in 2007. He’s generally listed as a strong safety, but he played free safety in Cleveland last year.
Elam is listed at #18 on WalterFootball’s list. The unsigned free agent safeties ranked above him include:
Donte Whitner, SS, Buffalo
Dashon Goldson, FS, San Francisco
Brodney Pool, Either, N.Y. Jets
Atari Bigby, SS, Green Bay
Tom Zbikowski, Either, Baltimore
Bernard Pollard, SS, Houston
Of these, the only player I’ve seen anyone comment on was Goldson, and that was a negative comment. He took quite a bit of heat in San Francisco last season after a decent year in 2009.