Cowboys Sign Former Highly-Touted Pass Rusher: Report

The Dallas Cowboys signed defensive end Dante Fowler on a one-year contract , according to Jon Machota. He was the third overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft to be selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Fowler tore the ACL in his first mini-camp day that year. This caused him to miss his rookie season. In 2016, Fowler, a Florida graduate, made his professional debut. He had 53 tackles and 12 passes defensed over the next two seasons. In exchange for third- and fifth round picks, the Jaguars traded him to Los Angeles Rams during the 2018 season.

Fowler continued to play an important role for LA throughout the remainder of the season. He even recorded four tackles during a Super Bowl loss against the Patriots. He was signed by the Rams to a $14 million one-year extension in his first season. Fowler was a shining star in his 2019 full-season with the Rams, finishing with career highs of 58 tackles and 11.5 sacks. He signed a three-year contract the next offseason with the Atlanta Falcons. He accumulated 7.5 sacks in the following two seasons, before the team released his name in February.

After a disappointing 12-5 season, the defensive end will join the Dallas Cowboys team. They lost to San Francisco in round one of the playoffs. He will be reunited with Dan Quinn, the defensive coordinator he played for at Florida. The Cowboys were 13th in the league with 41 sacks, tied with Arizona. Fowler’s addition should allow them to improve that number by 2022.

DeMarcus Lawrence, Dorance Armstrong and Dorance Armstrong were also signed to multi-year contracts by the Cowboys. Micah Parsons, the Cowboys’ linebacker, is back after an amazing rookie season that saw him record 84 tackles (20 for losses), 13 sacks, and three forced fumbles. The defense will be even more strong in 2022, with this in mind.

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