Could Cowboys trade for safety? Stephen Jones: We're ‘getting a few calls’

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The Cowboys acknowledged safety was their shallowest roster position entering the 2019 draft.

Then the team passed on the top safeties available in Round 2, waiting until the sixth round to select Texas A&M’s Donovan Wilson 213th overall.

Teams took notice.

“We’ve been getting a few calls,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told reporters Wednesday at an annual golf outing for team sponsors. “People needing things and knowing that we might need, thinking that we might need a safety, would we be willing to trade this player for that player.

“I think this is going to pay for us. We’re not in any hurry.”

The Cowboys’ patient approach stems in part from belief that their scheme can work without a top-tier safety. Bolster the defensive line, front-office members say, and the rush will make coverage easier for defensive backs. The Cowboys went to work on their front four this offseason with an extension for Pro Bowler DeMarcus Lawrence, a…

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