NFL free agent tracker: Cowboys will sign Will Allen, according to report

Justin K. Aller

The safety started seven games for the Steelers in 2012 and finished the year with 31 tackles and three passes defended.

After releasing Gerald Sensabaugh earlier in the offseason, the Dallas Cowboys will look to try to fill the void at safety by signing former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Will Allen, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Allen, 30, was a fourth-round selection of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2004 NFL Draft and slowly worked his way into the starting lineup, serving as the team's starting safety in all 16 games in 2006. He only started in two more games over the next three seasons as he played in a reserve role for the team before signing with the Steelers on a three-year, $4.4 million contract in 2010.

It wasn't until his third season with the Steelers that he cracked the starting lineup, as he took over for Ryan Mundy in October 2012 when Mundy was benched.

In nine seasons and 130 career games, Allen has four interceptions, 11 passes defended and three forced fumbles.

More from SB Nation:

NFL mock draft: Finally, some clarity

After talks stall, will the Raiders cut Carson Palmer?

Ronde Barber will play for Bucs or no one

Report: Gay NFL player considers coming out

This is how Percy Harvin will help the Seahawks

NFL Mock Draft: SB Nation bloggers are on the clock

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.