Cowboys add veteran linebacker

Cowboys add experienced linebacker


The Dallas Cowboys have bolstered their defensive unit for next season by signing linebacker Anthony Barr to a one-year deal. 

L he Texas team and the four-time Pro Bowl guest began talks several months ago, according to ESPN. He will receive a salary of $2 million, but may earn up to $1 million more depending on his performance.

The 30-year-old Barr has been playing since his NFL debut with the Minnesota Vikings. He has been plagued by injuries recently, missing nearly the entire 2020 season with a pectoral injury, and the first four games of the 2021 campaign after undergoing right knee surgery.

< p>When he returned to action last year, however, he excelled, collecting three interceptions, two quarter-and-a-half sacks and 72 tackles in 11 games.

Barr had remodeled the terms of his contract in 2020 to allow him to reach the free agent market at the end of last season.

He has 495 tackles, 17.5 quarterback sacks and five interceptions in eight seasons in the Goodell circuit.< /p>