BREAKING: Malik Hooker Reveals Thoughts On Cowboys - And Health

"Let's say the visit went great,'' Malik Hooker, the former Colts first-rounder, says of his Cowboys visit
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FRISCO - How did Dallas Cowboys safety target Malik Hooker's visit to The Star work out?

"Let's say the visit went great,'' the former Colts first-rounder tweeted at about 2:20 p.m. CT. "Always grateful for the opportunities in general. Now control what I can control and hope what's meant to be will be.''

Hooker and Damontrae Kazee were to engage in interviews and medicals, with a source having told CowboysSI.com that those visits would take place on Wednesday here at The Star in Frisco, after a Tuesday DFW arrival.

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The Cowboys have already locked up former Atlanta Falcons strong safety Keanu Neal to re-join his former coach Dan Quinn in Dallas, with the new Cowboys coordinator an important part of bringing the 6-1, 216-pounder to town - to play a sort of "hybrid'' position that will ask him to work as a linebacker and a safety.

Neal, 25, has pedigree as a first-round pick of the Falcons in 2016 out of Florida.

The search is now on for help at free safety. Kazee, 27, is also a Falcons ex, and a ballhawk. But despite his penchant for takeaways (he recorded seven interceptions in 2018), the former fifth-rounder is smallish (5-10, 184) and he's coming off an injury issue, as he tore his Achilles' tendon in Week 4 of the 2020 season.

Hooker, 24, was a college superstar at Ohio State and was an instant hit for the Indianapolis Colts as a first-round pick in the NFL Draft. But injuries have slowed his career as well. A healthy Hooker (6-1, 214) would be a first-rate difference-maker in Dallas; coming out in 2017 he was compared to Ed Reed. But early on he endured a series of injuries and then, like Kazee, Hooker tore his Achilles, ending his 2020 season.

How is Hooker's health, especially the Achilles?

"Good and getting better,'' Hooker responded on Twitter to a CowboysSI.com reader. "Thanks for asking.''

Finding that out was part of the purpose of the Tuesday/Wednesday visits. Next, assuming that went as well for the Cowboys as Hooker says it did for him? Contract talks ... and maybe the same for Kazee as well.

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