Cowboys make early coaching camp signing certain to bolster protection

The Dallas Cowboys simply added veteran ex-Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr to provide their protection a lift with coaching camp underway.

Cowboys followers have good motive to be enthusiastic about their linebacker corps this 12 months with Micah Parsons and Leighton Vander Esch main the way in which.

Now they’ve a 3rd participant to pin their hopes on: Anthony Barr.

The veteran linebacker lastly signed with Dallas on Wednesday after months of hypothesis round him becoming a member of the Cowboys.

Cowboys bolster protection with Anthony Barr signing

Barr has been linked to the Cowboys for some time now. Senior defensive assistant George Edwards was Barr’s defensive coordinator in Minnesota for six years.

A four-time Professional Bowler, Barr brings cross dashing expertise at outdoors linebacker however he’s positionally versatile with veteran know-how.

Barr missed a lot of the 2020 season due to a pectoral damage however he made a powerful return in 2021 with 72 tackles, 2.5 sacks, three interceptions and 5 cross breakups.

At 30 years outdated he ought to have one thing left within the tank to contribute considerably for the Cowboys this 12 months. He could be a mentor to Parsons whereas giving Dallas some cowl for Vander Esch, who has had bother staying wholesome in his profession.

The Cowboys wanted the additional depth at linebacker and plugging in one of many prime free brokers nonetheless obtainable is a pleasant approach to handle that drawback.

Barr will now have loads of time to get used to his environment.

He’ll additionally get an opportunity to face his former workforce this season. Dallas will tackle the Vikings in Week 11 in Minnesota.