Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said that the team wasn’t done in free agency. Seeing as the NFL is in the latter stages of it, which fits the Cowboys’ bargain philosophy, making a move now would make sense.
According to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, they may be true soon, as the Cowboys are interested in four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Anthony Barr, per source.
Free agent linebacker Anthony Barr is a free agent option for the Cowboys, if the price right, per source.— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) May 14, 2022
There definite interest there.
Barr only played two games in 2020 after tearing his pectoral muscle. Last season, he missed six games with knee and hamstring injuries.
Barr was productive despite the time he missed. He tallied 72 tackles, 2.5 sacks, three interceptions, five passes defended, and two fumble recoveries.
The former Minnesota Viking has some ties to the Cowboys already. Senior defensive assistant George Edwards was the defensive coordinator for the Vikings for all of Barr’s pro bowl seasons. Also, the Cowboys were considering drafting him and not Zack Martin in 2014.
The key phrase in Hill’s tweet, however, is “if the price [is] right”. It’ll be interesting to see how Jones and Co. handle the negotiations.
We mentioned on A to Z Sports Dallas that Barr was a player the Cowboys should take a look at, and later reported that ESPN felt the same way. Of course, as Hill said, the price would have to be right.
We will provide more details as they come in.
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