Robert Blanton signs with Cowboys

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The Cowboys are expected to add pieces to their defense in next week’s draft, but they’re using other avenues to bolster that side of the ball as well.

Agent Jason Bernstein announced on Twitter that his client Robert Blanton has signed with the team. The veteran safety spent last season with the Bills.

Blanton started two of the 10 games he played for Buffalo and spent the first four years of his career with the Vikings. Blanton was a regular starter in one of those seasons, so he may wind up as depth for a team that lost Barry Church and J.J. Wilcox as free agents this offseason.

Jeff Heath is an in-house option to start alongside Byron Jones and the Cowboys could also opt for a safety with one or more of their seven draft picks.

9 responses to “Robert Blanton signs with Cowboys

  1. I’m really concerned with the safety position. Jeff Heath turned into a different player in the playoffs, but he’s never shown much to suggest he can be a consistent performer at SS.

    Of course none of this matters if the Boys don’t do something about the pass rush. Marinelli has had this squad overachieving the last four years, but it would be great if he could work with some stud pieces on the line.

    Lot of DL depth in this draft. And the Cowboys are one of the best drafting teams in the league.


  2. Not a bad signing actually. This actually telegraphs a bit of a draft punch next week. They probably won’t worry about safety too much.

    But I’m rooting for Jeff Heath. He just keeps sticking around and sticking around and improving a little each year. He’ll get a chance to show if he can play full time. I hope he can.

  3. Nothing wrong with depth. Marinelli will know how to use him in the rotation. He is not expected to start calm down. A change of scenery and coaching will do wonders for a player. Unless your name is Mark Sanchez.

  4. As I said after the Vikings declined to sign him and he moved to the Bills, if he travels to Dallas at the same angle he took to tackle oncoming ball-carriers, he’s gonna end up in California.

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