Cowboys Have Released Former Steelers S Will Allen

Former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Will Allen was released Tuesday by the Dallas Cowboys after playing just 170 snaps in the first five games of the 2013 season.

Allen, who signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys during the free agent signing period, started the first two games of the season, but quickly found his way to the bench.

Allen, who filled in last season for an injured Troy Polamalu after Ryan Mundy failed to do so, is merely a special teams player at this point in his career. Being as the Steelers have now committed to a youth movement at the safety position, they are unlikely to have any interest in Allen.

We will have to see if the Steelers receive credit for Allen as far as compensatory draft picks go, but even if they are given credit for him being a loss, it would only likely cancel out the addition of free agent running back LaRod Stephens-Howling.