Report: Cowboys To Sign Steelers Free Agent Safety Will Allen

It appears that the visit Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent safety Will Allen had with the Dallas Cowboys this week went well.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports Wednesday morning on Twitter that the Cowboys will eventually sign Allen, who started eight games last year for Steelers.

Allen played well when asked to fill in as a starter last season when Troy Polamalu went down with his calf injury. The Steelers initially turned to safety Ryan Mundy, but he played so poor that the Steelers turned to Allen, who was in his third year with the Steelers, instead.

During his time in Pittsburgh, Allen saw most of his action on special teams up until last season. Once Polamalu went down, however, it led to him registering 34 total tackles, one forced fumble and three passes defensed.

The Steelers have already lost Mundy to the New York Giants this offseason and appear fine with letting Allen walk off as well. The team is expected to address the safety at some point during the upcoming draft.

Robert Golden, an undrafted free agent from last season, will now presumably back up Ryan Clark at free safety, and a training camp battle between Damon Cromartie-Smith and Ross Ventrone will probably take place to see who backs up Polamalu at the strong safety spot initially until a drafted rookie is ready to step in.

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