Anthony Barr lands a one-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys
Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Anthony Barr (55) drops into coverage against the Dallas Cowboys during an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, in this Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, file photo. Barr is back on the field with the Vikings, having recovered from a torn pectoral muscle that ruined his 2020 season and adjusted his contract to help the team's salary cap management and speed up his next foray into free agency. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
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Free agent linebacker Anthony Barr lands a one-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys after months of negotiations.

During his press conference today, Dan Quinn, defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys, shared that the two physical characteristics he values most in linebackers are length and speed. Barr definitely checks those boxes.

Anthony Barr, a four-time Pro Bowler for the Minnesota Vikings, received word that he’d be part of the roster on Wednesday when the Cowboys waived rookie linebacker Aaron Hansford, opening a spot for Barr. 

As a result of an operation on his right knee, he missed the first four games of the 2021 season. Subsequently, he reworked his contract, allowing him to become a free agent. 

“Welcome to the Dallas Cowboys, @AnthonyBarr!” a popular tweet read from Blogging The Boys.

Due to Micah Parsons’ multi-faceted role as linebacker and pass rusher in 2022, the Cowboys sought veteran assistance alongside Leighton Vander Esch.

Back in 2014, during the first draft rounds, the Vikings selected Barr from UCLA. He has played the majority of his eight-year career with them, making four straight Pro Bowl appearances from 2015-18.

In 11 games last season, he recorded 65 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and three interceptions, giving him 388 tackles, 16 sacks, 24 pass breakups, and four interceptions in his career.

Anthony Barr ranked 12th among pass-rushers and 14th among coverage players in 2021, according to Pro Football Focus.
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