Cowboys signal ex-Vikings LB Anthony Barr to one-year contract value as much as $3 million

The Dallas Cowboys are including an skilled veteran to their stout protection.

Anthony Barr has agreed to phrases on a one-year cope with the Cowboys, the workforce introduced.

NFL Community Insider Ian Rapoport later reported Barr’s contract is value as much as $3 million.

Barr has spent everything of his profession in Minnesota, the place the Vikings made him the ninth-overall choose of the 2014 NFL Draft and watched him turn out to be a Professional Bowl linebacker on an annual foundation from 2015-2018. Barr practically left the Vikings in 2019, agreeing to a profitable deal to hitch the Jets earlier than second ideas drove him again to Minnesota.

Since his choice, Barr has performed in simply 27 of 49 doable video games. He is declined from a problem-causing linebacker in Minnesota to a veteran who waited till early August to search out an employer for the 2022 season.

That does not imply Barr would not nonetheless carry worth. At his greatest, Barr was a perennial Professional Bowl linebacker who averaged practically 70 tackles per season. He’ll be a part of a Dan Quinn-directed protection headlined by a linebacking duo of 2021 AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the 12 months Micah Parsons and Leighton Vander Esch, and can present depth to the group, which is welcoming again 2021 rookie Jabril Cox to the second stage of the unit.

Barr will present insurance coverage and safety for the Cowboys over the course of 2022. He’ll additionally anticipate taking part in for a contending workforce that’s trying to defend its NFC East crown and aiming for larger heights.