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Will Allen set to sign with Cowboys when they clear cap space

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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.

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  1. bettis3636 says: Mar 27, 2013 12:01 PM

    As a Steelers fan I’m not happy about this AT ALL..! Will made it VERY clear that he was a Steeler and wants to stay a Steeler… I hope Pitt has a good plan cuz they have lost both back up safeties to the NFC East!

  2. marylandcowboy says: Mar 27, 2013 12:03 PM

    Will Allen might surprise some people and come in and compete for a starting job. However I still think the Cowboys go Kenny Vacaro in the draft if available, especially if they can bring in Brandon Moore and start him at guard.

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 27, 2013 12:06 PM

    Another DB Santana and Pierre will smoke with ease. #RespecttheRedskins

  4. paulsmith107 says: Mar 27, 2013 12:08 PM

    Well I get the signing don’t like it but I get it. They need to sign Moore because if one of the better o linemen aren’t there at least we made some kind of upgrade to the o line

  5. rwhited2 says: Mar 27, 2013 12:14 PM

    Hey Jerry. How did this plan of signing others teams’ backups to start in Dallas work for you last year with your offensive line??? Plain and simple, if they’re not good enough to start for their old team they shouldn’t be good enough to play in Dallas. Looks like another year of mediocrity…

  6. daysend564 says: Mar 27, 2013 12:19 PM

    Allen’s last interception….2004
    That’s all that needs to be said about this signing.

  7. Moudabo says: Mar 27, 2013 12:20 PM

    I don’t know how he’ll help the Cowboys, but he played very well when Polamalu was injured. He gave the Steelers some quality starts and was a solid back-up.

  8. battle23 says: Mar 27, 2013 12:29 PM

    As a Cowboys fan ..I gotta laugh at Jerry givin out I.O U.’s..and then shake my head…funny but embarrassing

  9. ravenator says: Mar 27, 2013 12:37 PM

    And the Ravens just signed Huff. Hahah, Steelers are collapsing by epic proportions. This is fantastic. It couldn’t have happened to a better fan base. All your dreams, whoop, right down the drain. Ravens own the north, the rest of you are pretenders

  10. vaeagles says: Mar 27, 2013 12:56 PM

    logicalvoice nobody cares about the redskins.

  11. umainebearman says: Mar 27, 2013 12:57 PM

    Its funny how they named every player they could restructure except the one they actually did to make room, Orton. They’ll cut Vickers to save 1.3 mill and sign the other guy. Promo will restructure a d so will Spencer.

  12. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 27, 2013 12:57 PM

    I am glad the steelers can make the raven trolls so blissful. As you all know ignorance is bliss ….the motto of raven trolls

  13. st1llerz1 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:03 PM

    @ravenator…

    Relax you worthless little troll. It’s Will Freakin’ Allen…

    Worry about your own house. You need to worry about who is going to catch those moon shot prayers from joe flaccid. Our house will be just fine.

    GO STEELERS!

  14. flavordave says: Mar 27, 2013 1:06 PM

    The Cowboys will need 4 all pros at corner to stop Chip Kellys offensive monster Machine Tour 2013. I simply don’t know what could slow down this intricate offensive display other then the 60th minute of the game. I feel for you guys really I do. to know going into the season that your season is hopeless must be humbling. And there’s nothing you can do about it

  15. skinsdiehard says: Mar 27, 2013 1:19 PM

    Will.i.am toast…..and always will be. Inconsequential signing.

  16. rg3fearsseanlee says: Mar 27, 2013 1:22 PM

    Lol hopeless? flavordave must forget that the cowboys corner backs OWNED the wide recievers from Philly last year. Regardless of the systems, our defensive backs match up VERY well against your wide recievers, with that being said, with Sean Lee whos one of the quicker interior linebackers back on the field and being healthy, and our cornerbacks being able to hold those wide recievers down, it’s going to be put on Vick to escape the pressure, especially with Ware moving to DE and shutting down one side of the line for escape, move Lee to OLB on the other side and Vick will do what he does best, turn the ball over. I can’t wait to see the look on Chip Kelly’s face after Vick fumbles his 3rd ball in a game. It’s going to be priceless.

  17. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 27, 2013 1:25 PM

    No question the Cowboys need a safety. Johnson didn’t play as a rookie as he battled hamstring injuries, plus he played at a subdivision level in college. Not sure if he can play in the NFL.

    I’m not convinced that Will Allen is any kind of answer for the season and look for Dallas to draft a safety too.

    They met with Michael Huff but he signed with the Ravens today. He may have been the better option but Jerry is not in position to close any deals with no cap space.

  18. greatestgamensports says: Mar 27, 2013 1:34 PM

    I would love to meet flavordave and logicalvoice in person and give both of them a serious beat down! Not just cause they talk trash, a little trash talking is expected and fun but bc these two kids talk WAY to much and clearly have NO idea what they are actually talking about, so ya a severe beat down is what I’d give the both of them!

  19. ccjcsr says: Mar 27, 2013 1:50 PM

    greatestgamensports says:
    Mar 27, 2013 1:34 PM
    I would love to meet flavordave and logicalvoice in person and give both of them a serious beat down! Not just cause they talk trash, a little trash talking is expected and fun but bc these two kids talk WAY to much and clearly have NO idea what they are actually talking about, so ya a severe beat down is what I’d give the both of them!
    __________________________________

    Got to have a sense of humor when reading their potsts #calmdown

  20. romosrevenge says: Mar 27, 2013 2:31 PM

    Cowboys have lots of needs , no cash. Durant and
    Allen are affordable, may or may not turn out to be starters/contributors. This is Dallas’ M.O. for this off season. No other choice. And yes, it means another year of mediocrity. But they will still beat the Redskins and their gimp QB.

  21. watchdawg1103 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:59 PM

    Depth was one of our biggest issues last season on defense. Allen played pretty well in Pitt filling in due to injuries. I don’t know if he starts but he at least gives us quality depth. I’d love to see another restructure and upgrade that OL. Either through FA signing or the draft.

  22. kgb108 says: Mar 27, 2013 6:57 PM

    Need anymore proof the steelers have their eye on a top draft prospect at safety? Sit behind Clark for a year or two and then take over.

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