The Cowboys have signed Heath to a four-year deal, the Dallas Morning News reports. In his role as reserve safety for the Cowboys in 2015, Heath managed to record two interceptions to go along with 25 tackles and a forced fumble. While he's generally off the IDP radar, Heath -- who turns 25 next month -- has carved out added value to the Cowboys with his strong special teams play.
Heath will not receive a fine from the league following his hit last week on Ricardo Lockette, ESPN Dallas reports. He was flagged after a collision with Lockette on a punt return that sent the Seahawk to the hospital for eventual neck surgery, but the NFL reviewed the play and decided no further discipline on Heath was necessary.
Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens (ankle), linebacker Rolando McClain (knee, concussion), defensive end Jeremy Mincey (concussion), linebacker Bruce Carter (knee), tight James Hanna (knee), defensive tackle Nick Hayden (shoulder), safety Jeff Heath (thumb), guard Zack Martin (ankle), running back DeMarco Murray (hand) and quarterback Tony Romo (back) were cleared to play for Sunday's divisional playoff game at Green Bay. Hitchens, McClain and Mincey were listed as questionable, while the remaining players were all considered probable.
The Cowboys listed a lengthy injury report that included four defenders listed as questionable for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers. Those included outside linebacker Anthony Hitchens (ankle), middle linebacker Rolando McClain (knee, concussion), defensive tackle Terrell McClain (ankle) and defensive end Jeremy Mincey (concussion). Tackle Doug Free (ankle) was the only player deemed doubtful for the game. Meanwhile, the following players were labeled probable: Outside linebacker Bruce Carter (knee), tight end James Hanna (knee), guard Zack Martin (ankle), running back DeMarco Murray (hand), quarterback Tony Romo (back), defensive tackle Nick Hayden (shoulder) and safety Jeff Heath (thumb).
Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens (ankle) and defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford (illness) are active for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Lions after both players were listed as questionable to play. Hitchens has been dealing with a right high ankle sprain, while Crawford suffered an allergic reaction, putting his status in doubt Sunday. The team had nine players listed as probable for the first-round playoff matchup, and all are active, including quarterback Tony Romo (back), running back DeMarco Murray (hand), guard Zack Martin (ankle), defensive tackles Josh Brent (calf) and Nick Hayden (shoulder), linebackers Bruce Carter (knee) and Rolando McClain (knee, illness) and safeties Jeff Heath (thumb) and C.J. Spillman (groin). Dallas is a 6-point favorite at home against Detroit.
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