The Dallas Cowboys announced Tuesday that they’ve released veteran safety Will Allen after just five games.
Like Brodney Pool a year ago, Allen was brought in this offseason to provide a veteran presence to the safety position. Pool never made it out of training camp in 2012, which puts the briefness of Allen’s tenure with the team into some perspective. Allen actually started the first two games of the season before being replaced in the starting lineup by rookie J.J. Wilcox.
The former Buccaneer and Steeler saw a good amount of action in the last three contests, especially on special teams, but failed to impress.
In his five game stint with Dallas, Allen recorded nine tackles, three passes defended and an interception. 2013 was Allen’s tenth year in the NFL.
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