- Dave Birkett reports that Heath’s extension with the Cowboys should be official later today.
Dallas used a low-round restricted tender on Heath that would have ran them $1,671,000 for the 2016 season. However, it appears as though the two parties were able to reach an agreement on a long-term deal instead.
Heath, 24, wound up signing on with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Saginaw Valley back in 2013. He’s managed to make the 53-man roster as a special teams contributor and a backup safety in each of his three years in the league.
In 2015, Heath appeared in all 16 games for the Cowboys and recorded 24 tackles, two interceptions, and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him down for playing 210 total snaps for the Cowboys.