Earlier on Wednesday, there was a report that the Cowboys would be making some moves today to clear cap space and add a pair of players.
We knew one of the players would be linebacker Justin Durant and now we know the identity of the other one. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that safety Will Allen, who visited the team at the same time as Durant, plans to sign a contract with Dallas as soon as the Cowboys have freed up enough cash to officially sign him.
There’s no word on what the Cowboys will be doing on that front. They could reach agreement on a long-term deal with Tony Romo or Anthony Spencer, restrucutre the deal of another player or cut someone like fullback Lawrence Vickers.
Allen comes over from the Steelers, where he’s spent the last three years as a backup behind starters Troy Polamalu and Ryan Clark. The Cowboys currently have Barry Church and 2012 rookie Matt Johnson, who missed the entire year with a hamstring injury, at safety, so Allen should be in the mix for playing time at the back end of the defense once he’s allowed to join the team.