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Justin Durant agrees to two-year deal with Cowboys

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Linebacker Justin Durant has agreed to a two-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys, meaning he won't be returning to the Detroit Lions.

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Linebacker Justin Durant officially won't be back with the Detroit Lions in 2013. That's because Durant has agreed to a two-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Durant visited the Cowboys on Monday, and it didn't take them long to work out a deal. This came after there had been almost no news involving Durant since the start of free agency. The Lions made it pretty clear that they were going in another direction, and it took a couple weeks for Durant to land with a new team.

With Durant off to the Cowboys, the Lions are set to give Ashlee Palmer, Tahir Whitehead and Travis Lewis a shot at replacing him in the starting lineup at outside linebacker. The Lions decided to bring back DeAndre Levy at outside linebacker, but one starting spot is up for grabs with Durant not returning.