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Cowboys agree to terms with linebacker Will Herring

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After three seasons spent with the New Orleans Saints, linebacker Will Herring is set to join the Dallas Cowboys.

The former Saints’ special teams captain tweeted Thursday that he would not be returning to New Orleans and had agreed to a deal to join the Cowboys.

Herring appeared in all 16 games for New Orleans in each of the last two seasons after signing as a free agent in 2011 following four years in Seattle. Herring played mainly on special teams and sparingly as a reserve linebacker. Herring started one game and had 13 tackles and an interception for the Saints on the year.

Over the course of his seven-year career, Herring has posted 144 tackles, three interceptions, three forced fumbles and one sack.

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17 Responses to “Cowboys agree to terms with linebacker Will Herring”
  1. mshawn75 says: Mar 14, 2014 1:17 AM

    And Jerry will try to convince everyone this makes up for losing Ware and Hatcher.

  2. cowboys8819 says: Mar 14, 2014 1:32 AM

    Jerry is digging #can’trunateam

  3. jerrysglassescleaner says: Mar 14, 2014 2:42 AM

    Ooooo look haters, another Dallas Cowboys post. Hurry up and troll us in 3…2…1 . What good is a “Big free agency Splash” When the player would end up on the bench hurt eating up salary cap AND not have quality depth. It was ridiculous to a point where players had to wear name tags cause people were coming off the streets left and right last season. Dallas is adding quality dept into the rotation. Last season Spencer Ware and Thief Ratliff where out and they were fat cows. Time to trim the fat, add quality depth. Marinelli will shape up the defense. Dallas’ Offense is gonna put up points and this guy Will Herring will join a very good special team core and be thrown into the rotation. Love the modest moves Dallas is making.

  4. sumkat says: Mar 14, 2014 3:26 AM

    That will take care of it. I’m sure he’ll make up for Ware/Spencer

  5. wwrgesusd says: Mar 14, 2014 5:13 AM

    “Who is this Roody-poo?!” Does Jerra understand that the defense that gave up over 600 yards, twice, is significantly worse?

  6. seabreezes51 says: Mar 14, 2014 5:41 AM

    The Herring signing sounds fishy to me.

  7. supertecmobowl says: Mar 14, 2014 6:05 AM

    Who needs Demarcus Ware or Jason Hatcher? We have Will Herring!

  8. hartcarluncarlun says: Mar 14, 2014 6:33 AM

    Go cowboys!!! What a great free agency!!!(smh). Another player pulled out the dumpster!! At least they won’t be 8-8 this year, more like 4-12

  9. nflrule says: Mar 14, 2014 7:41 AM

    Jones signed him for 5 years and 42 million.What a bargain…

  10. paulsmith107 says: Mar 14, 2014 7:58 AM

    Cool he totally helps out our d line. I swear this is the year I will not watch, root, buy merch or pay any attention to this team. They plan in running that trash bag of a team out there again. I sat through the most put ride display of defensive football last year even though the last three seasons showed signs of this d eventually sucking I refuse to do it again

  11. donmega72 says: Mar 14, 2014 8:01 AM

    Doesn’t Jerry have bigger “fish” to fry than signing a reserve linebacker?

  12. mljohns says: Mar 14, 2014 8:08 AM

    Championship!

  13. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 14, 2014 8:14 AM

    Herring should certainly be able to contribute on special teams but I think Dallas still needs to draft an athletic LB with cover skills to improve their awful defense.

  14. mattryansnoodlearm says: Mar 14, 2014 8:35 AM

    Thank baby Jesus he’s gone

  15. dccowboy says: Mar 14, 2014 9:02 AM

    Special Teams ace. Au revoir Danny McCray.

  16. mattryansnoodlearm says: Mar 14, 2014 10:59 AM

    Watching Jerry Jones GM is like watching a train wreck…you don’t really want to watch…but you can’t help but stare and think, those poor people…

  17. nolanbctalk says: Mar 14, 2014 9:53 PM

    Oops!

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