The Cowboys have kept Dalton Schultz with the franchise tag and are continuing to improve their end depth.
The club has resigned Jeremy Sprinkle to bring a veteran backup into their fold for 2022.
Although this is not a move that will move the needle, it is one that the front office prioritized given their thin position. The Cowboys released Blake Jarwin last Wednesday, and wanted to ensure that Schultz was supported by a veteran player, since they have no other options but Sean McKeon or Ian Bunting.
Sprinkle serves as both a blocker, and a special-teamer. Sprinkle averaged 15% of snaps on offense last season, exceeding 20 snaps only in three of 17 games. However, he did play 269 special team snaps last year.
This deal is fairly typical for the Cowboys. Sprinkle enters his sixth NFL season. He can offer the Cowboys an option in multiple-tight ends sets and a valuable special teamer. The terms of the agreement won’t stop them from trying to improve the position in the NFL Draft next month.