The Dallas Cowboys are turning to a familiar face for linebacker depth. The Cowboys are re-signing LB Justin Durant, who played for the team last year.
Cowboys just announced they've signed LB Justin Durant. CB Jeremiah McKinnon is the cut.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 20, 2017
ESPN's Todd Archer reports the move comes as the Cowboys worry about their LB depth. The Cowboys have Jaylon Smith still recovering from a knee injury, Damien Wilson could face league discipline and backup Mark Nzeocha might start the year on the PUP list.
Durant, who knows the defense and can play multiple spots, is a logical signing for the Cowboys. The contract terms weren't released, but it's likely for the minimum.
Durant played in 13 games last year, serving as a backup. He also played for the Cowboys in 2013 and 2014. He had 37 tackles last yearBack to the Dallas Cowboys Newsfeed