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Cowboys Sign Safety Damontae Kazee to 1-Year Contract

The have signed to a one-year contract. The veteran has spent four years with the and now reunites with , the new Cowboys .

Kazee has started the last three seasons in Atlanta, playing alongside another new Cowboy in . He was a 5th-round pick in 2017 and became a starter the following year when Neal suffered a Week One .

Now Kazee and Neal are both in Dallas as Dan Quinn looks to revamp one of the league's worst defenses from 2020.

With Neal transitioning to for the Cowboys, Kazee will be joining a safety group that includes another new signing in . Still under contract from last year are , , and Reggie Robinson.

Though he missed 12 games last year due to an Achilles injury, Damontae should be a favorite for a starting role with Dallas in 2021. He was tied for the league lead in 2018 with seven interceptions and could complement Donovan Wilson nicely as a ballhawk in the .

Kazee turns 28 in June, making him a bit older than the typical fifth-year veteran.  Nevertheless, he brings and proven play-making skills to the Cowboys . His arrival likely slams the door shut on any potential return for , who currently remains unsigned as a free agent.

Hopefully Damontae Kazee, along with his former Falcons teammate and coaches, can help improve this Cowboys defense. If nothing else, this signing and other moves indicate a higher priority being placed on the safety position under Dan Quinn's influence.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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