Throughout the free-agency period, the Dallas Cowboys have had two glaring holes on defense—one at free safety and the other at the Sam linebacker spot. And until now, they weren't able to address either need due to limited salary cap space.
But they restructured eight contracts and are now reportedly on the verge of saving some cash by signing Anthony Spencer and Tony Romo to long-term deals. Under those circumstances, they've found a way to finally add an unrestricted free agent to the roster, becoming the 31st NFL team to do so this offseason.
The team has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with veteran linebacker Justin Durant according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, who notes that the deal won't be signed until the 'Boys can secure the cap room to include Durant on payroll.
Interesting maneuvering from the 'Boys, who must feel they need some support for Kyle Wilber, Alex Albright and Ernie Sims, all of whom are options for the open linebacker spot beside Sean Lee and Bruce Carter.