4:05pm: The decision to scrap Herring’s deal doesn’t sound like it was as mutual as initially suggested. Archer follows up his earlier reporting by tweeting that the linebacker’s agent is upset with the Cowboys. According to the agent, his client passed his physical, but the team believes he may be an injury risk and reneged on the agreement.
FRIDAY, 1:53pm: After agreeing to terms earlier this week, the Cowboys and Herring have decided to scrap their deal, with both sides agreeing to walk away, according to Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com. A source tells Archer that Herring didn’t fail his physical, so it’s not entirely clear why the two sides decided not to finalize the deal.
THURSDAY, 5:00pm: The Cowboys appear to have reached a contract agreement with free agent linebacker Will Herring, according to Herring himself. The former Saint sent out a tweet today, announcing the deal: “Blessed to be playing in the Big D this year and to be a part of Cowboys organization!”
Herring, a seven-year NFL veteran, has played primarily in a reserve role as a linebacker for the Seahawks and Saints since being drafted in the fifth round in 2007. However, he has become a key contributor on special teams, serving as the captain of the unit for the Saints in 2013 and recording 13 special teams tackles.