Safety Keanu Neal and the Dallas Cowboys have agreed on a one-year contract, the team said on Saturday

Neal, 25, has spent all five seasons with the Atlanta Falcons playing for the Cowboys’ new defensive coordinator Dan Quinn after finishing 17th in the 2016 draft Had chosen overall rank

Although Neal played safety for the first five years of his career, chances are the Cowboys might use him as a weak-side linebacker, which would have a knock-on effect on linebackers Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch

If Neal stays safe with the Cowboys, he should be the starter against Donovan Wilson.Xavier Woods, who started all 44 games from 2018-2020, is also an unrestricted free agent

Sources told ESPN that the cowboys allegedly had visits with free agent security this week Damontae Kazee, who also played for Quinn in Atlanta, and Malik Hooker, both players had canceled their 2020 season due to Achilles tears

After injuries shortened his 2018 and 19 seasons, Neal played 15 games for the Falcons last season He started 14 times and ended with 100 tackles, an interception and a sack

Last season was his third season with 100 or more tackles.He had 106 in his rookie season and a career best 116 in 2017 when he was voted his only Pro Bowl
His 2018 season ended in one game when he tore his ACL in the Falcons inaugural loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.His 2019 season was over after three games when he tore his Achilles in Atlanta’s week 3 loss to the Indianapolis Colts

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