The Dallas Cowboys continue to be attached to just about any free agent or tradeable player out there. Whether it’s Bobby Wagner, Von Miller, DK Metcald, Deebo Samuel, etc. It’s never-ending.
If there is any player they continue to be attached to, it’s free agent LB/edge rusher Anthony Barr. Someone they’ve shown interest in for months.
Now it seems that the interest isn’t one-sided. Anthony Barr is apparently very interested in joining Dan Quinn and the Cowboys defense. Narrowing them down as a preferred choice.
However, it gets even more eye-raising. Anthony Barr is getting interest from both the Cowboys and arch-rival Washington Commanders. This comes to light from Darren Wolfson of Channel 5 Eyewitness News in Minneapolis, MN and SKOR North.
Not only is Anthony Barr, a four-time Pro-Bowler, not intending to retire, but is closely attached to both these teams. With the Dallas Cowboys showing the most continual interest for his services.
“Washington has also kicked the tires, but right now, I would say keep an eye on the Dallas Cowboys.”
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According to Wolfson, not only has Barr kept in shape with the expectation that he will sign somewhere soon, but has been rehabbing as well. Dealing with a nagging knee injury from 2021.
Most recently, Barr missed the first four games of last season plus another two with from injuries. In the 11 games he played in, he totaled 72 tackles, 2.5 sacks, three interceptions, two fumble recoveries, three tackles for loss and 10 QB pressures.
If he were to be added to the Cowboys defense, he would give the LB group some much needed depth, but the injuries and age (30) would be something to monitor. The good news is that it wouldn’t cost much to bring Barr in.
Even if he’s only in Dallas in rotation, it gives the group needed depth behind Micah Parsons and Jayron Kearse (hybrid role). Barr’s best days are behind him but given the questionable availability and progression of the core behind Parsons and Kearse, it would be something to consider.
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