The moment the Dallas Cowboys decided to hire Dan Quinn, there was the idea that some Atlanta Falcons players were sure to follow. That happened a few days ago when the Cowboys signed safety Keanu Neal. It’s been revealed that Neal may be more of a linebacker than safety, but the Cowboys have brought in another Falcons player to help the secondary.
It is being reported that the Cowboys are signing Damontae Kazee.
Another piece added to the #Cowboys defense: They are signing FA S Damontae Kazee after his visit yesterday, per @AgentButler1 of agency1amg. The former #Falcons starter is back with Dan Quinn, this time in Dallas.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 26, 2021
The Cowboys had a big hole at free safety. Donovan Wilson seems to have the inside track to the strong safety spot in Dan Quinn’s Cover 3 heavy scheme, but the free safety spot was an issue. Even if Keanu Neal plays some safety, it’s likely in place of Wilson. On the back end, the Cowboys didn't have much.
Kazee is something of a ball-hawk. In the two seasons when Kazeee played a significant amount of games, he had 10 interceptions. For a Cowboy secondary that struggles so badly to get turnovers, this would be a needed addition. Kazee is already fully immersed in Dan Quinn’s scheme and can help quarterback the secondary on the field.
Of course, he is coming off a season that was cut short by an Achilles tear. Part of the reason for the visit to the Star was to medically evaluate Kazee. It looks like he passed.