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Cowboys Bring In Free Agent Safety Robert Blanton For A Visit

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Dallas starts the process of plugging holes in a depleted secondary.

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The Dallas Cowboys secondary got hit hard in free agency; they lost two safeties and two cornerbacks. If they want to go into the draft without overwhelming needs at the position, signing some budget free agents becomes a priority. Today, they brought in one candidate.

Blanton played strong safety in Buffalo last year and started a couple of games while providing solid help on special teams. His year ended on IR after an injury in late November.

Blanton originally entered the league as a fifth-round draft choice of the Minnesota Vikings. He played there for four years and in 2014 led the team in tackles with 106. He is 27 years old.

The Cowboys are looking for players to compete with Jeff Heath who is currently the starting safety opposite Byron Jones but will surely have competition from free agents and draft picks. Kavon Frazier, a draft pick from last year, would also be in the mix.