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      Former WPDE All-Zoner finds new NFL home

      Justin Durant is on his way to his third NFL home. The linebacker from Florence is set to sign a two year deal to join the Dallas Cowboys defense according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Cowboys need to clear salary cap space before the deal becomes official. Durant is a six year NFL veteran at linebacker making 60 career starts. He spent the last two seasons with the Detroit Lions, where he had 103 tackles in 2012. Drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars out of Hampton in 2007, Durant took to his Twitter account to share the news with his 19,086 followers:

      "I thank the organization for allowing me the opportunity to play the last 2 years I am forever grateful"

      Durant was a 2002 WPDE Zoneman Finalist out of Wilson High School playing for head coach Darryl Page and teamed with Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons to headling the Tigers Dark Side Defense.

      Watch Mark Haggard's 2002 feature on Justin Durant from WPDE's Zone Banquet