The Dallas Cowboys signed Anthony Barr, a veteran linebacker, to a one year contract on Thursday.
The NFC East team is excited to have the four-time Pro Bowler on their roster, but they won’t immediately put him to work.
Barr was placed on PUP after signing his contract. This gives him time to get back to full activity after a long period of free agency. The 30-year-old LB is healthy.
A person with knowledge of the decision said Anthony Barr will start training camp on PUP so he can get a ramp up to camp. No health issues. @dmn_cowboys
— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) August 4, 2022
Barr was a former top-10 draft pick in 2014. He spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. In 98 games, Barr recorded 495 tackles, 17.5sacks, and five interceptions, three of which were this past season.
After undergoing surgery on his right knee, the former UCLA star was unable to play in the first four games 2021 season. He missed 14 games in 2020 after sustaining a tear to his pectoral muscle.
Barr’s 1-year contract is worth $2 million. Incentives can go up to $3 million, according to ESPN.
This Cowboys addition will be a veteran leader alongside Leighton VanderEsch and Micah Parsons, who are currently Defensive Rookies of the Year.