Eric Berry visiting Cowboys

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The Cowboys quietly have addressed their needs with the return of Jason Witten, the re-signings of Tavon Austin and Cam Fleming and the additions of Kerry Hyder and Christian Covington.

It leaves an obvious need at safety after the Cowboys decided not to make an offer to Earl Thomas, who signed with Baltimore.

To that end, the Cowboys are hosting Eric Berry for a free agent visit Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

It is Berry’s first visit since the Chiefs released him last week after signing Tyrann Mathieu.

Berry, 30, spent all nine of his seasons in Kansas City. He made five Pro Bowls and three times was voted All-Pro.

He has 445 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 50 passes defended, 14 interceptions, three forced fumbles, and five touchdowns in his career.

But Berry has played only four games combined the past two seasons, including the AFC Championship Game, because of a ruptured Achilles and a heel issue.

19 responses to “Eric Berry visiting Cowboys

  1. As long as the deal is INCENTIVE laden. Earn It! Prove It! Not throwing a bag of coin on a part time limited player.
    IF IF he signs here and IF IF he can stay on the field then that would make this Dominate defense Unstoppable.
    Yet he has a lot to prove.

  2. As Landon Collins understandably wanted no part of this team, the Cowboys have to come up with a Plan B. I realize that the Cowboys are desperate. But geez, at this point, Eric can barely walk, let alone play safety in the NFL.

  3. Cowboys cannot justify passing on Thomas but signing Berry.

    They missed their best chances at safety in free agency. At this point they should look to the draft for that position.

  4. Yep, seems like the kind of guy JJ would overpay. He’ll probably pick up Burfict too and convince Ngata to come out of retirement for America’s team.

  5. Thomas, Collins and the Honey-Badger were all way over paid. Dallas was smart not to get involved in that stupidity. Dallas is smart to look at Berry but his medical eval will be scrutinized over before any deal is offered. There are a handful of safeties in the draft that will be available at 58 for Dallas to really look for a future starter over an overpaid liability.

  6. If Berry can be had on the cheap…great because the Cowboys have to win within the next 2 years before Dak and Zeke hit the market
    Both of them will want BIG $$$
    This could actually work

  7. Berry should’ve restructured and stayed in KC. They paid him 3 years of high end safety money to sit in the bench for 3 of 4 years.

    Greed is a sad thing.

  8. Even die hard Eric berry loving chiefs fans realized the Eric Berry era is over. Sad but true. berry made $30 million last 2 years and played in 3 games. Cowboys would be wise to not waste money on him.

  9. Landon Collins wasn’t in the Cowboys budget. The Redskins are a bottom five franchise at this point now that the Browns have been revived. They haven’t been in the conversation as a serious contender for 30 years.

  10. Eric Berry played 2 full games last year (against the Seahawks, 69 snap counts on defense)

    The other game he did play in…he only played the 1st half then got held out in the 2nd half. Chargers game, he started. Came out at halftime and never appeared in the 2nd half.

    He didn’t suit up for the Colts playoff game.

    Patriots in the AFC championship, he started and played the entire game, 97 snaps on defense. 6 tackles, 5 solo. Pretty much gimped around and wasn’t himself at all.

    Refused to pursue off-season surgery to attempt to correct the heel issues which had been limiting him all last year.

    Heeling from bone spurs worked for our President, maybe it’ll work for Eric Berry too.

    I think he’s done.

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