Cowboys Won’t Sign Will Herring

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 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.

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  1. Steven Russell

    Hopefully the reason for it is they found someone else to spend that money on with Melton coming in for a visit and the reported interest in Allen and Peppers.

    The latter guys could cost too much but if they remain on the market for much longer, they should definitely check on the prices and go for the Seattle steal from last year with Avril and Bennett. Getting Melton and one of those guys would be huge for Dallas. They have around 7-8 million to spend without restructuring guys so it’s possible but unlikely to fit two in but they could easily restructure Carr or Witten to get two of them. I’d rather them not because restructuring makes it harder for them to cut them in the future and hurts the future cap.


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