It has been quite the offseason for the Dallas Cowboys. From moving on from key veteran players to adding needs in the NFL Draft, there has been no shortage of storylines to follow.
The Dallas Cowboys did not make a big offseason splash in terms of player acquisition. Rather, the bigger news was who left in free agency. Randy Gregory ditched the Cowboys at the last moment to sign with the Denver Broncos.
Nonetheless, Dallas did make moves to keep at least some of the roster intact. The Cowboys placed the franchise tag on Dalton Schultz, who has emerged as a top target for Dak Prescott. Dallas also re-upped defensive contributors Dorance Armstrong and Jayron Kearse.
National outlet tabs re-signing Kearse as best move for Cowboys
Jayron Kearse had a breakout season with the Cowboys in 2021. He played like one of the best safeties in football last year, opening the door for him to cash-in on the open market.
Instead, the Cowboys were able to keep Kearse on the roster at a reasonable price. That, according to The Athletic, was the best move by the Dallas Cowboys this offseason.
Re-signing safety Jayron Kearse to a two-year, $10 million deal in March. The Cowboys didn’t make many significant additions, but keeping Kearse was important. Kearse was Dallas’ leading tackler a year ago and a key piece in the one-year turnaround on defense. It’s also notable because of how little the Cowboys have gotten from the safety position over the past decade. By re-signing Kearse, 28, they kept a valuable playmaker in the prime of his career and brought stability to a position that for too long had been arguably Dallas’ biggest weakness. — Jon Machota
Jayron Kearse seems to be a perfect fit with Dan Quinn. The two have worked very well in Dallas, and the expectation is that the veteran defender will continue to thrive in his role with the defense.
Safety was once viewed as a weakness for the Dallas Cowboys. Kearse has played a big role in adding stability and strong play to the back-end of the defense.
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