Despite a serious lack of funds, the cap-challenged Dallas Cowboys appear to be close to adding an extra body on defense.
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The Fort Worth Star-Telegram noted Monday that Durant's visit amounted to nothing more than an "informational" meeting because the Cowboys, with just $102,000 in cap room, lack the finances to make a move. The same applied to visits by free-agent safeties Michael Huff and Will Allen. Apparently Durant's visit went well enough for the six-year veteran to agree to wait while the Cowboys get their books adjusted.
That likely will come as the team negotiates a multiyear deal with pass rusher Anthony Spencer. The Cowboys also have to sign their draft class. Adding Durant does ensure that the 27-year-old defender won't be forced to work the drive-thru window at Chick-fil-A next season, a destiny he pondered just a month ago.
The Lions made little effort to re-sign Durant, but he went out of his way to thank the team and city on Twitter.
"Shout out to Detroit man I wanna thank y'all for the luv and support y'all showed me the past couple years I really appreciate it," Durant wrote Tuesday. "I thank the organization for allowing me the opportunity to play the last 2 years I am forever grateful."