Ronald Leary signs RFA tender with Cowboys

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The window for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets with other teams closed last week, leaving their options for the 2016 season limited to signing their tender offers or sitting out.

Cowboys guard Ronald Leary has chosen the first of those options. Rob Phillips of the Cowboys website passes along that Leary signed his tender, which comes with a salary of $2.553 million after he was tendered at the second round level.

Leary was a starter for the Cowboys in 2013 and 2014, but made just four starts and moved into a backup role as La’el Collins climbed the depth chart as a rookie during the 2015 season.

By signing the tender, Leary sets himself up to be a top reserve on the Dallas line again. It also makes a trade possible should another team think Leary would make a good fit on their offensive line, although there’s been no public reports of interest from the Cowboys in dealing him.

7 responses to “Ronald Leary signs RFA tender with Cowboys

  1. I like how the front office has not reached for over-priced free agents.
    Philadelphia and New York will pay for there wild spending sprees.

  2. Man if the Cowboys can snag a 3rd rounder for this guy it would be great. Solid player but has two beast at guard in front of him.

  3. A solid back-up at that price, if he stays on the team……

    I am thinking Dallas may end up trading with SF (rumor has it they are apparently interested in Lynch).
    The trade would look like this:

    The 4th overall pick and Leary for
    RT Anthony Davis, the 7th overall pick, and SF’s 2nd and 3rd this year.

    Dallas then takes Elliott at #7, and drafts a QB in Rd 2 or 3

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