Sources: Cowboys reach deal with Herring


IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys have reached an agreement with linebacker Will Herring on a one-year deal, according to sources.

Herring spent the last three seasons with the New Orleans Saints, playing mostly special teams and backup linebacker. He was the Saints' special teams captain in 2013.

In his three years with the Saints, Herring started three games and had 35 tackles, two interceptions and forced one fumble. He joined the Saints after a four-year run with the Seattle Seahawks. He had three tackles on defense and two on special teams in New Orleans' win against the Cowboys last season.

Herring is the third player the Cowboys have signed in free agency, joining Jeremy Mincey and Terrell McClain.