00:46 – Jayron Kearse left the Cowboys’ home opener with a knee injury that needs further evaluation, but the good news for Dallas’ safety unit is that they are deeper than they are. have been for several years and this was demonstrated by Donovan Wilson in Week 1 against Tom Brady and the Buccaneers.
Wilson, who had a breakout season in 2020 before being slowed by injury in 2021, is healthy again and flew around the field en route to grabbing an interception against Brady in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, as was often the case throughout the evening, the offense failed to turn takeaways into points, but it was a reminder of what a healthy Wilson brings to the team. .
Even when Kearse is on the field, the Cowboys often deployed three sets of safety in Week 1 that allowed Wilson to play alongside Malik Hooker and it proved to be a baffling and otherwise effective strategy for Brady. unwavering – who has shown signs of frustration at times in being unable to capitalize on drives with touchdowns, often settling for field goals.
If Kearse misses some time, Wilson will be considered to help Hooker keep the safety unit moving in the right direction and to help mentor young talent such as rookie Markquese Bell and sophomore safety Israel Mukuamu. He finished Week 1 with five combined tackles to go along with his INT.