Ken Hamlin Gets Franchise Tag

Dallas Cowboys safety Ken Hamlin has been franchised today. He will be paid a one-year salary of $4.396 million, the average of the five highest-paid players at his position.

Hamlin made his first Pro Bowl in his first year with the Cowboys. He had career stats in interceptions (five) and tackles (102). He is a great addition to the Cowboys secondary that still was mediocre this past season. This is the first time Dallas has franchised a player since 2002, when Flozell Adams was tagged.

Other teams can still offer Hamlin a contract, which the Cowboys can elect to match. If Dallas chooses not to match an offer, the team would receive two first-round draft picks in return.

This officially means Flo Adams will be an unrestricted free agent, free to sign with any team. It will be interesting to see what happens because there is no doubt he will be well sought after.

Topics: Dallas Cowboys Franchise Tag, Dallas Cowoys, Flozell Adams, Ken Hamlin, Ken Hamlin Franchise Tag

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