Although the Dallas Cowboys couldn’t reach a deal this week with Randy Gregory, it seems like Dorance Armstrong Jr. will be retained for the 2022 season.
ESPN’s Todd Archer reported that Dallas is closing in on a deal to acquire Armstrong.
Armstrong, a former Kansas fourth-round pick, had a breakout year in 2021. He had 37 combined tackles, 12 quarterback hit, five sacks, and a fumble recovery in 13 games.
Even if Armstrong is resigned by the Cowboys for the 2022 season they will still be looking for pass-rush help.
The Cowboys are closing in on a deal to retain defensive end Dorance Armstrong, according to sources. He had a career-high five sacks last season to go along with 20 pressures and 37 tackles. Cowboys would not be done looking for pass-rush help after losing Randy Gregory.
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) March 17, 2022
Two-time Super Bowl champion Von Miller was linked to the Cowboys, but he signed a six-year contract worth $120 million with the Buffalo Bills.
Dallas must find pass rushers to fill the gap left by Gregory.
The Cowboys may not have much cap space but they have the appeal of being “America’s Team.”
According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, Armstrong had five sacks and played 13 games in 2021. This was his highest career total. It is good to have him back.
Armstrong is not the only one who will be affected by the current situation. Armstrong is a key contributor to your team. However, the Cowboys need more help at the position. The draft is one option to achieve that free agency. There are also many avenues where players can be accessed.