The Dallas Cowboys may be able to fill the hole left by Randy Gregory. They had already added Dante Fowler but reports now indicate that they are interested in former New York Giant, Tampa Bay free agent Jason Pierre – Paul.
Pierre-Paul, who underwent offseason surgery to repair an injured shoulder, is now in the league since 2010. He was a South Florida first-round draft pick. He was a Giants player for eight seasons, accumulating a record-breaking 16.5 sacks in 2011. Pierre-Paul signed with the Buccaneers in 2018, where he played four years and won a second Super Bowl.
Pierre-Paul played through injury and recorded 31 tackles (20 solo), 2.5sacks, and a forced turnover in 12 games. Before joining the free agent market, he was on a $25 million two-year contract with the Bucs. He could now be a part of Dan Quinn’s Dallas defensive unit.
Since the season ended, the Cowboys signed DeMarcus Larry and Dorance Armstrong to multiyear contracts. After an outstanding rookie season, in which he recorded 84 tackles (20 for losses), 13 sacks, and three forced fumbles, Micah Parsons is back.
As a team, the Cowboys had 41 sacks. This tied them with Arizona to be 13th in league. They will be able to improve that number with the addition of Dante Fowler, an NFL veteran.
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 the entire 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.