IRVING, Texas – At the start of Wednesday’s business day, the Cowboys had yet to sign a new free agent from another club.
By lunchtime, they had two new players.
The latest free agent to sign was veteran safety
Still, he could provide stability and experience at a position of need and uncertainty. The Cowboys cut Gerald Sensabaugh to save money on the salary cap and have a pair of players returning from injuries in
The Cowboys likely picked Allen over Michael Huff, who also visited Valley Ranch on Monday. Huff later signed with the Ravens for $2 million per season to be the primary replacement for future Hall of Famer Ed Reed. Since the Cowboys are likely looking for a cheaper solution to their safety needs, it appears Allen was a better fit.
To make room for Allen on the cap, the Cowboys waived Anthony Armstrong, a speedy receiver they had on the roster last season before cutting him in late December. After the regular season concluded, the Cowboys re-signed Armstrong with the hope he could fully learn the offense this offseason and possibly provide a deep-threat option. While he was cut Wednesday, Armstrong might remain in the plans this season. His $630,000 base salary was needed to clear space on the cap but he could rejoin the team if/when the Cowboys sign
Earlier in the morning, the Cowboys officially signed linebacker
To make that deal happen, the Cowboys restructured backup quarterback
With these two deals, the Cowboys now have about $25,000 remaining on the cap for 2013.