Report: Cowboys to sign Rossum


The Dallas Cowboys are on the verge of completing a deal to sign returner/defensive back Allen Rossum, according to a source. The contract should be done Wednesday.

Rossum, 33, was cut by San Francisco on Monday after playing in just three games.

While Rossum is a defensive back, he's more noted as a kick and punt return specialist. In his 12-year career, he's averaged 23.3 yards per kick return and 10 yards per punt return and ranks second in league history with 14,987 return yards.

The Cowboys are determined to improve their return units, which have struggled this season. Patrick Crayton muffed a punt in Sunday's overtime win at Kansas City. Terence Newman also misplayed another punt.


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