Thanks to his two years spent in Dalas, Durant is already familiar with Dallas defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli‘s playbook. He also offers versatility having played at different linebacker spots during his time with the Cowboys. The Cowboys could use a boost at linebacker after Rolando McClain was hit with a 10 game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
Durant, 31, inked a three-year deal with a base value of $10.8MM with Atlanta following the ’15 season. Unfortunately, he did not give the Falcons the kind of production they were expecting. In 13 games (12 starts), Durant tallied 81 tackles and three pass deflections. It’s possible that a return to the Cowboys could rejuvenate Durant’s career and allow him to put up the kind of production that he did in 2014.
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