Cowboys sign Doug Free, Kyle Kosier
As has been reported, Free signed a four-year deal worth $32 million with $17 million guaranteed. He received a $10.3 million signing bonus. Kosier's three-year deal is worth $6.5 million but he can add $1 million to his base salaries in 2012 and '13 if he hits a play-time escalator to push the total to $8.5 million. He received a $2.1 million bonus.
The three players can attend practices and meetings but per the new terms of the collective bargaining agreement, can't practice until Aug. 4.
The Cowboys also signed undrafted rookie free agents Lawon Scott and Frank Warren.
Ball signed his restricted free agent tender worth $1.2 million, and Holley and McCann signed their $450,000 exclusive rights free agent deals.
Ball, who started at free safety last year, most likely will be moved back to his more natural position of cornerback. McCann proved he can be a speedy threat as a kick returner last year. McCann averaged 22 yards on 23 returns last year. He also returned his first career interception 101 yards for a touchdown last season against the New York Giants.
Holley, who made the roster a few years ago as the winner of Michael Irvin's reality TV show, finished third on the team with 16 special teams tackles last year.
Also, defensive end Marcus Spears will be guaranteed $4.2 million as part of his five-year, $19.2 million deal. Included in that guarantee is a $3.5 million signing bonus. Defensive end Kenyon Coleman's two-year deal is worth $3.5 million.
Todd Archer and Calvin Watkins covers the Cowboys for ESPNDallas.com.
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