Though the Cowboys signed a veteran safety this offseason, Brodney Pool, there is still the makings of a hearty competition for the starting job opposite Gerald Sensabaugh.
The most obvious challengers are two-year veteran Barry Church and rookie fourth-rounder Matt Johnson. Pool received only a one-year deal without a huge guarantee attached, so the Cowboys are not necessarily committed to him as their starter.
If they're not sure Church or Johnson are ready to step up, the Cowboys might look at adding another veteran option at the position.
One guy with a lot of experience is 12-year pro Deon Grant, who spent the last two years with the Giants following stints with the Panthers, Jaguars and Seahawks. According to reports, Grant told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Saturday that the Cowboys and Lions have shown interest in his services.
Grant also said he's in no rush to sign, which could be a good thing for the Cowboys, who are currently bumping up against the salary cap, but will have a significant amount of money come off the books in June. The team could also clear space by letting go of certain veterans.
Grant, 33, started 12 games last year, playoffs included, and had two interceptions and nine passes defensed.