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Cowboys’ Jeff Heath signs with the Raiders

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Veteran safety/special teamer was third Dallas player to agree to terms with Las Vegas Raiders on Tuesday

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The Raiders continued their wild free-agency period by adding former Dallas Cowboys safety Jeff Heath.

Heath is the sixth free agent the Raiders have agreed to a contract with and the fourth in the past five hours. He joins former Dallas teammates tight end Jason Witten and defensive tackle Maliek Collins as someone will need to find a realtor in Las Vegas.

Heath started 13 games last season. He is considered a borderline starter, who is also a great special teams player. The Raiders tried for safeties earlier in free agency.

They could also add one early in the draft. For now, Heath will probably compete for a starting job with Erik Harris and possibly Karl Joseph, if he returns in free agency.

Heath, who will turn 29 in May, has played his entire seven-season career in Dallas. He was a standout special teamer for Rich Bisaccia, who is the Raiders’ special teams coach.