Cowboys bring in one of Kris Richard's former charges

Cowboys defensive backs coach Kris Richard talks with cornerback Kam Kelly (37) during organized team activities at Dallas Cowboys headquarters at The Star.Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Journeyman DB Jeron Johnson added to training camp to boost secondary depth.

The Cowboys said they were going to bring in help at safety and did so in the form of journeyman backup Jeron Johnson.

Kris Richards impact on this preseason continues to be felt as Johnson is a former Seattle Seahawk who has played parts of five seasons under Richard.

However, Johnson isnt exactly Earl Thomas. His career high for tackles in a season is 13, which he notched in 2014 in Seattle. He played 15 games in the regular season and one in the postseason as he helped the Seahawks reach the Super Bowl.

After four seasons in Seattle, Johnson signed with Washington and played in 14 games, starting two, in 2015. He returned to the Seahawks in 2016 and played in four games.

I think scheme familiarity and just the personal familiarity that Kris Richard has with him, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said in explaining why Johnson was an attractive option. (Richard) had him for four years in Seattle and (Johnson) was a role player for them but did a lot of good things.

So Johnson is experienced, but hes not a shoo-in to be a contributor on this Dallas defense. Hell definitely help in practice and might see some action until Xavier Woods (pulled hamstring) returns from injury.

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