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Cowboys free agent news: Jeff Heath following Jason Witten, Maliek Collins to Las Vegas Raiders

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The GOAT is headed to Vegas.

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Jeff Heath fought his way from UDFA to starter at safety for the Cowboys. But the reality is that the Cowboys have needed to upgrade from him for some time. It appears as if the Cowboys are ready to make some serious changes in a lot of places as we’re starting to see some of their longtime players find new homes. Jeff Heath is the latest Cowboy to depart and he’s following a couple of his teammates.

Jeff Heath is headed to the Las Vegas Raiders

Rich Bisaccia followed Jon Gruden when the head coach left the Monday Night Football booth to go back to the Raiders. 2020 is the third year of the revitalized Gruden era for the Raiders and this season will mark the organization’s first playing in Las Vegas.

The Raiders will have a GOAT at their side and a special teams ace for Bisaccia. Jeff Heath is headed to Las Vegas.

Safety Jeff Heath is the third Cowboy to move on to the Las Vegas Raiders today, joining Jason Witten and Maliek Collins. According to a source, he agreed to a two-year deal that can be worth as much as $8 million, according to a source. Heath started every game he has played the last three seasons (48).

Perhaps the greatest play of Heath’s career came against the Raiders when he forced quarterback Derek Carr to fumble out of the endzone, resulting in a Cowboys touchback, as Dallas was trying to keep their playoff hopes alive back in 2017. He had a knack for pulling off plays like that and he’ll be trying to continue that type of play in Vegas.

Heath is now the third Cowboy to depart for the Raiders and joins both Jason Witten and Maliek Collins. The soonest the Cowboys will play the Raiders outside of a Super Bowl or preseason matchup is 2021 so you can expect to see them fairly soon in a game at AT&T Stadium.