Every team has that guy that steps up in a single season and plays above expectations. Just like there are players and teams that fail to meet them, there are also players that break OUT of nowhere and have a positive impact on the squad. For the Dallas Cowboys, in 2017 that player might be their safety, Jeff Heath.
The Dallas Cowboys are going into the 2017 season with a rebuilt secondary after Barry Church, J.J. Wilcox, Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne all bolted for other teams in the free agency. Jeff Heath, on the other hand, is a player that made the Cowboys’ front office comfortable about the idea of a new back line that the Dallas Cowboys are going to be featuring in the 2017 NFL campaign.
“Every time we’ve given him a chance to play on defense, he does something really good for our football team,” coach Jason Garrett said about the fifth year player out of the Saginaw Valley State. “Makes tackles, makes interceptions, and he’s just demonstrated that he’s worthy to be in this conversation about competing for that starting safety spot.”
There are a lot of young guys in that Dallas Cowboys secondary as the team looked to get younger and more explosive on the defensive side of the ball during this off-season. Now, they need a player that is going to lead them, to be a shot caller in the secondary and a guy like Jeff Heath, who is experienced, but also still eager to prove himself, might be just the one to lead this young bunch in the upcoming season.