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Will Allen, Justin Durant to visit Cowboys

Devin Hester, Justin Durant AP

We’re through a couple of weeks of free agency and that means that the market of available players has thinned to the point where cost-conscious teams can start shopping for veteran help at low prices.

The Cowboys are going to be doing just that this week. Bryan Broaddus of the team’s website reports that safety Will Allen and linebacker Justin Durant will be visiting the team on Monday.

Allen has spent the last three years with the Steelers and started seven times last season as Troy Polamalu battled injuries. The Cowboys hope to have Barry Church healthy, but there’s not much else on hand after releasing Gerald Sensabaugh earlier this offseason. Safety’s a spot where the Cowboys need to improve this offseason, something signing Allen would not accomplish on its own.

Durant has started 26 games over the last two years for the Lions and recorded 103 tackles for the team last season. The Cowboys need someone to go with Sean Lee and Bruce Carter in their new 4-3 look, something Durant could provide if the price is right.

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9 Responses to “Will Allen, Justin Durant to visit Cowboys”
  1. hyzers says: Mar 24, 2013 2:06 PM

    Durant isn’t a bad player but Ashlee Palmer can fill his role at a better price.

  2. rwhited2 says: Mar 24, 2013 2:18 PM

    Fast forward to this time next year and the headlines will read, “Dallas releases Will Allen and Justin Durrant…”

  3. steelerdynasty2010 says: Mar 24, 2013 2:24 PM

    Guess will Allen is expendable since Troy is always so healthy…smh……that and the draft is stacked with immediate contributors at the safety position….y we continue to ignore our defensive backfield and bring in/back clowns like gay will forever escape my understanding

  4. lks311 says: Mar 24, 2013 2:46 PM

    Justin Durant is a solid, if unspectacular, LB. The Cowboys could do far worse.

  5. paulsmith107 says: Mar 24, 2013 2:50 PM

    Who cares who Dallas signs or drafts. Point is if you can’t teach these guys discipline or accountability they never do squat. Our head coach doesn’t know how to call a game and manage the game situations out qb is always running for his life because our o line can’t get it together so who cares. Get a real no nonsense head coach and let him get his coaching staff and get a game changing safety. I guess this is the woes of us Dallas ” Detroit lions south ” fans

  6. jamezz23 says: Mar 24, 2013 7:30 PM

    Durant is solid and a pretty good locker room guy. He makes all the plays you expect him to, don’t expect excellence tho.

  7. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 25, 2013 8:33 AM

    No one should consider these two as any long term answers for the Cowboys. Jerry is just bringing in bodies. They will still need to draft a safety early in the draft.

  8. bigdinla says: Mar 25, 2013 10:10 AM

    Waste of money, but if it keeps Dallas from wasting a pick on Vaccarro I am okay with the signing. Dallas needs to draft 3 lineman in its first 4 picks. That is the only way to truly improve this team.

    Dream draft
    1. Warmack OG Alabama
    2. Cyprien FS FIU
    3. Warford OG UK
    4. Devlin Taylor DE USCe

  9. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 25, 2013 4:48 PM

    @bigdinla

    Like your dream list. Love Warford the Kentucky guard. He would help the O Line immediately.

    But curious why you don’t like picking FS Viccaro? Cyprien is listed as a SS which Barry Church will likely play. They need a FS and Viccaro is the highest ranked one.

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