The Dallas Cowboys have signed defensive back Alan Ball, whose playing time figures to increase after the release of safety Ken Hamlin.
Terms were not released Wednesday. Ball has played in 28 games,
including three starts, over three seasons. He is listed as the
starter at free safety.
A seventh-round pick out of Illinois in 2007, Ball has 26
tackles and five pass breakups and has been a key special teams
Hamlin was released this month after his numbers dropped off
from career highs of 102 tackles and five interceptions in 2007,
the first of his three seasons in Dallas.