Dallas Cowboys Acquire Stephon Gilmore From The Colts

Stephon Gilmore with the Patriots in 2019
Stephon Gilmore with the Patriots in 2019. Photo by Anthony Nesmith/CSM/Shutterstock (10348711an)

The Dallas Cowboys have acquired Stephon Gilmore from the Indianapolis Colts as part of a trade that sees the team’s fifth-round draft pick go to Indianapolis. This draft pick was acquired by the Cowboys in a trade last week.

Gilmore, who is entering the final year of his contract with a base salary of $7.9 million, started 16 games for the Cowboys last season, making two interceptions including one again the Cowboys. The cornerback is believed to have entered a two-year deal with the Cowboys worth $11 million.

A Pro-Bowler with the Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, and New England Patriots, Gilmore was named 2019 Defensive Player of the Year, making a league-leading six interceptions and 20 pass deflections for the Patriots. Upon arriving in Dallas, he is expected to be paired alongside Trevon Diggs, who made the Pro Bowl the past two seasons. This would result in one of the highest-profile cornerback pairings that the Cowboys have had in recent years.

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