Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy provides update on injured linebacker Anthony Barr

Coach Mike McCarthy has confirmed that Cowboys linebacker Anthony Barr will make his debut at training camp Wednesday. This news comes less than a week after Dallas put Barr on the PUP.

“Cowboys LB Anthony Barr will make his practice debut with team this week, participating in individual drills Wednesday and building from there, Mike McCarthy said,” the Dallas Morning News’ Michael Gehlken tweeted.

Barr signed a $3 million one-year contract with the Cowboys this month. Barr was a first round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft. He brings with him a veteran presence, having spent eight years in this league with the Minnesota Vikings. He was named to the Pro Bowl four years in a row and recorded 495 tackles, 17.5sacks, eight forced touchdowns, and five interceptions during his career.

Anthony Barr will join the Cowboys’ linebacking team that also includes Leighton VanderEsch, Devin Harper, Micah Parsons and Leighton Vander Esh. Two more preseason games are scheduled for Dallas, one against the Los Angeles Chargers and one against Miami. The Cowboys will kick off the regular season against Tampa Bay on Sept. 11.

According to reports, the Cowboys were interested in the veteran linebacker over a number of months. However, Dallas did not appear interested in signing him until last week.

Stephen Jones , Executive Vice President stated at the start of training camp that the four time Pro Bowler was still an option that the team was interested in bringing in. Some believe that Dallas has already started their training camp. This was after seeing how their linebackers looked during camp.

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