Cowboys To Sign Free Agent Anthony Barr

Anthony Barr in 2018
Anthony Barr in 2018. Photo by Jevone Moore/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

The Dallas Cowboys have decided to sign free agent Anthony Barr on a one-year contract, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported. The deal is believed to be worth up to $3 million.

Barr played for the Minnesota Vikings last season, yet was granted permission by the team to leave as a free agent. The Vikings are reported to be carrying approximately $10 million in dead cap space after entering into a restructured contract with Barr.

A UCLA alumn, Barr was the number nine pick overall in the 2014 NFL draft, emerging as a crucial member of the Vikings’ roster. During his time in Minnesota, he was named to four consecutive Pro Bowls from 2015 to 2018.

While initially a staple in the Vikings’ team, Barr’s appearances became more sporadic after the linebacker almost left the Vikings in 2019 for a move to the New York Jets. With the deal all but confirmed, second thoughts drew him back to Minnesota. Since then, Barr has appeared in just 27 out of a possible 49 games.

Now at the Cowboys, Barr will play alongside 2021 AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Micah Parsons and Leighton Vander Esch; the linebacking duo that is viewed as the backbone of the Cowboys’ defense.

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