3 best moves of the Dallas Cowboys 2022 offseason
1. Re-signing Jayron Kearse to solidify the safety position
The safety position has long been a defensive position the Cowboys have ignored in terms of signing star players or giving out big, lucrative contracts.
A few years ago, the seventh-round pick out of Clemson was a no-name. After five years in the NFL with two teams and only 12 stars, Kearse had yet to find a way to break out in the league. He certainly didn’t turn any heads when the Cowboys signed him to a one-year, prove-it deal ahead of last season.
But Kearse made the most of it. The 28-year-old led the team in tackles (101), started in 15 games, and took over play-calling duties midway through the season. It was a career year for him in many ways, which led to the Cowboys to give him a two-year, $10 million contract. All things considered, that’s a small price to pay for a player who will now lead the safety group.
Now, Kearse heads into 2022 as a role model for the younger safeties and is ready to do bigger and better things. Amidst a long list of questionable/unexciting internal signings (LVE, Jeremy Sprinke, etc), Kearse was a great choice by the front office.