Danny McCray DB CHI 15 Days

McCray appeared as a reserve in Sunday's season opener against the Bills, recording two tackles in the 23-20 overtime loss.

McCray looked to be in line for the start at free safety after his chief competition for the gig, Chris Conte (concussion), was limited to just one game in the preseason, but Conte ended up progressing well enough during the week of practice to get the starting nod. McCray was still rotated into the game fairly regularly in the first half, but didn't see the field after halftime. Unless the athletic Conte proves to be even more of a liability both in coverage and against the run than he was last season, McCray will have to settle for spot duty most weeks.

Danny McCray DB CHI 2 Months

Bears S Danny McCray worked exclusively with the first-team defense on Wednesday.

Rookie Brock Vereen was relegated to the second team after working with the first unit throughout the entire offseason program. McCray has primarily been a special teamer in his four-year career, but did start 10 games for the Cowboys in 2012. This change is likely temporary. Vereen is simply a superior player, and it would be surprising if he does not start opposite Ryan Mundy Week 1. McCray will compete for Chris Conte (shoulder) and Adrian Wilson for the No. 3 safety job.

Danny McCray DB CHI 6 Months

Bears agreed to terms with S Danny McCray, formerly of the Cowboys, on a one-year contract.

A special teamer, McCray has spent his entire four-year career with the Cowboys. He managed just nine snaps for Dallas' dreadful defense last season.

Danny McCray DB CHI Aug 31 '13

Cowboys S Danny McCray has agreed to slash his salary from $1.323 million to $630,000.

The move saves his roster spot. McCray started 10 games a season ago, but will back up Barry Church at free safety.

Danny McCray DB CHI Apr 19 '13

Cowboys re-signed restricted free agent S Danny McCray to a one-year, $1.323 million contract.

McCray, 25, made 10 starts last season, recording 71 tackles and one pick. While the starting experience helps McCray's value, the Cowboys view him as a special teamer and third safety. 18 of McCray's tackles came on special teams.

Danny McCray DB CHI Mar 08 '13

Cowboys tendered restricted free agent S Danny McCray at the original-round level.

The tender will pay McCray $1.323 million in 2013. McCray started ten games in 2012 and recorded 71 tackles and an interception. He's been the Cowboys' top special teams player for the last couple of seasons, and he'll go back to that role this upcoming season.

Danny McCray DB CHI Feb 20 '13

The Dallas Morning News expects the Cowboys to tender restricted free agent S Danny McCray a contract.

A special teams dynamo, injuries forced McCray into the starting lineup last season, where he struggled. Perhaps the Cowboys view the experience as a plus, regardless of McCray's effectiveness. Only 25 (in March), McCray will come cheap for a team that needs cheap players.