IRVING, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys signed linebacker Justin Durant to a one-year deal Monday, adding a familiar face to provide some needed depth on defense.
Durant played two seasons for the Cowboys before having 82 tackles in 13 games for Atlanta last year.
The nine-year NFL veteran started 12 of his 16 games for Dallas in 2013 and 2014, with 73 tackles and an interception.
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Cowboys starting linebacker Rolando McClain will be suspended the first 10 games of the season for his second violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy in as many years. Dallas will also open without defensive ends DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory, who each must serve four-game suspensions.
All three can participate in training camp, which opens July 30 in Oxnard, California, and in preseason games.