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Cowboys' Jeff Heath: Will compete for starting role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heath is expected to compete in camp this year for the starting strong safety spot, Drew Davison of the Star-Telegram reports. "Every time we've given him a chance to play on defense, he does something really good for our football team," Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Monday. "Makes tackles. Makes interceptions. He's just demonstrated that he's worthy to be in this conversation about competing for that starting safety spot."

The Cowboys have a lot of snaps to replace in their secondary after losing four defensive backs in free agency, including safeties Barry Church and J.J. Wilcox, and all signs point to Heath taking on a much larger role in his fifth NFL season. Whether he's a Week 1 starter next to Byron Jones could depend on whether the team uses an early pick this weekend on a safety, but at the moment his only real competition on the roster comes from second-year player Kavon Frazier and former Viking Robert Blanton.

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Cowboys' Jeff Heath: Could see expanded role in 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heath could be in line for a bigger role on the Cowboys' defense in 2017 after the departure of Barry Church.

J.J. Wilcox is also a free agent and may not return either, which could leave Heath competing with second-year player Kavon Frazier for a starting safety spot in camp if Dallas doesn't bring in any outside help at the position. Heath has made his mark on special teams over the last few seasons but saw more action on defense in the second half of 2016, although his IDP impact was minimal (15 tackles and an INT in his final eight games).

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Cowboys' Jeff Heath: Working as backup kicker in practice
by RotoWire Staff | Special to

Heath went 3-for-6 on field goal attempts using the skinnier practice uprights during Wednesday's practice, and could be used as the Cowboys' backup kicker if Dan Bailey's back becomes a more serious issue, The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reports.

He had college soccer scholarship offers coming out of high school, so booting the ball isn't new for Heath. The backup safety has only seen one snap on defense this year, spending most of his time on the special teams coverage units, but if he is pressed into action as Dallas' kicker he could suddenly become a very sneaky IDP play.

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Cowboys' Jeff Heath: Able to play in Thursday's preseason finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heath (concussion) was able to play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Texans, recording a tackle and recovering a fumble.

He should be fine for Week 1 and Heath will serve a depth role for the Cowboys as a backup safety and special teams player.

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Cowboys' Jeff Heath: Diagnosed with concussion and will not play Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heath was diagnosed with a concussion and will miss Saturday's preseason opener against the Rams, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Heath was originally being evaluated for a shoulder injury, but it turned out to actually be a concussion. The fourth-year player out of Saginaw Valley is currently listed as the second-string free safety on the Cowboy's roster, but with him out Saturday, expect Isaiah Frey to see more playing time.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013Dallas Cowboys166047.0130100.0003
2014Dallas Cowboys141816.020000.0000
2015Dallas Cowboys162520.0502199.51902
2016Dallas Cowboys162316.07011919.01902
2013Dallas Cowboys16900---0000
2014Dallas Cowboys14000---0000
2015Dallas Cowboys161122.02001
2016Dallas Cowboys16000---0000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2013Dallas Cowboys16001015011
2014Dallas Cowboys1400000000
2015Dallas Cowboys1600100000
2016Dallas Cowboys1600000000

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Warren, MI, USA
Saginaw Valley State
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