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Could Cowboys Sign More Defensive Help Along With Malik Hooker?

Locked On Cowboys: Dallas Cowboys To Sign FS Malik Hooker - What's Next?

The Dallas Cowboys just made another improvement to its secondary by signing (well, "pretty much'' signing) former Indianapolis Colts safety Malik Hooker.

Now, assuming he's ready for Wednesday's work in camp at Oxnard: How soon does he become a rotational safety? A starter? Who gets bumped?

And could the Cowboys' recognition of a need here mean additional defense signings on the horizon?

Hooker, 25, was a first-round selection by the Colts back in the 2017 NFL Draft. Unfortunately, Hooker's tenure with the Colts was most remembered for the time he spent off the field as opposed to on the field.

The safety out of Ohio State tore his ACL in his rookie season, forcing him to miss nine games and he tore his Achilles last season, causing him to miss all but two games. Through his first four NFL seasons, Hooker played in 35 out of a possible 64 games.

The talent is there with Hooker, who has seven career interceptions through his first 30 NFL appearances. However, the question remains, can he stay at that high level of competition after another gruesome injury?

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In this episode of the "Locked On Cowboys" Podcast, Marcus Mosher and Landon McCool discuss the Cowboys signing Hooker. They debate why it took so long for the team to sign him, where he will play and how much he can impact the defense in the 2021 season.

The pair also discuss the possibility and logistics of adding other veterans on the defensive side of the ball including former Cincinnati Bengals and All-Pro defensive tackle Geno Atkins.

Marcus and Landon deal with all that more on this episode of "Locked On Cowboys." Join us here!

CONTINUE READING: Cowboys Safeties 'A Mess'; Jerry Jones Reveals Malik Hooker Plan