Anthony Barr starting Cowboys stint on PUP list

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The Cowboys officially signed linebacker Anthony Barr on Thursday, but he won’t be hitting the practice field for the team right away.

Barr was placed on the physically unable to perform list after signing his deal and taking a physical with the team’s medical staff. The move gives Barr some time to ramp up his activity level after a long run as a free agent this offseason.

Once he is ready to work with the rest of the team, Barr will be trying to earn a role in a linebacking corps that also includes Micah Parsons, Leighton Vander Esch, Jabril Cox, and sixth-round pick Devin Harper.

Barr will have a familiar face on the coaching staff as he makes that push for playing time. Senior assistant George Edwards was the defensive coordinator for the Vikings during Barr’s first six NFL seasons.

4 responses to “Anthony Barr starting Cowboys stint on PUP list

  1. Barr is a beast. He’ll be a great addition to an already darn good line backing corps. Cheap deal for the boys with a high return probability.

  2. Don’t get why people are acting like Dallas signed him expecting a pro bowl starting LB. They got a great price for a vet who had a pretty darn good year last year. All they expect is a rotational guy that can play well when needed. Exactly what he is. He is still better than half the LB’s in the NFL when he is not hurt and won’t be hurt playing rotationally most likely. It is not like they are relying on him to start. This was a good deal at the cost with a big upside and zero downside.

  3. Barr’s a great dude and still a pretty steady player when healthy, which he hasn’t been for some time.

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