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Cowboys Agree to Deal With LB Justin Durant

The deal can't be finalized until Dallas clears some cap room

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    The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to sign veteran linebacker Justin Durant just as soon as they can create some breathing room under the salary cap, multiple sources are reporting today.

    Durant himself tweeted the news with a post that said, per the Dallas Morning News, it was time “to learn that South Dallas swag.

    The team is currently just around $100,000 under the cap--which, of course, is what’s keeping the deal to be done--but are hoping new deals for quarterback Tony Romo and/or defensive end/linebacker Anthony Spencer will give them some much needed flexibility to move in free agency. Even then, Dallas doesn’t plan on being big players in the market.

    Durant is coming off two seasons as a starter with the Detroit Lions. Before that, he spent four seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team that drafted him in the second round back in 2007.

    Durant was one of three players to visit Valley Ranch this week, the others being veteran safeties Michael Huff and Will Allen.

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