Former Jets Safety Brodney Pool Signs With Cowboys; Meriweather Off Market?

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Brodney Pool is taking his game from New York to Big D.

The Dallas Cowboys announced Thursday that they have signed the free agent safety, who spent the past two seasons with the Jets.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said that Pool is a very athletic safety who makes a lot of plays in the passing game.

Terms were not disclosed.

“We feel like he can be a real asset for our team,” said Garrett.

Pool had 36 tackles and an interception last season for the Jets. He previously spent five seasons with Cleveland, where he played for Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and their new secondary coach Jerome Henderson.

In 100 career games with Cleveland (2005-09) and the Jets (2010-11), he has 365 tackles with 13 interceptions.

Cleveland drafted Pool in the second round out of Oklahoma in 2005. Earlier this week, Dallas agreed to a five-year deal with cornerback Brandon Carr.

Also on Thursday, free agent safety Brandon Meriweather reportedly canceled his visit with the Jets, choosing instead to sign with Washington.

Jets fans, are you OK with Pool signing elsewhere? Sound off below…

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  • Jim Pollara

    When are we going to do something in free agency, when all the good players are gone! I guess we’re going to be the mets of the nfl and wait and sign all second tier players while everyone around us gets better! Stop thinking about bringing back retreads. After last year the fans are waiting!!!!!!!

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