Multiple sources on Twitter have reported that Jack Crawford is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys. The defensive lineman had made visits to the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers, but it appears that the grass was not greener there and he will return to play at least one more season with Dallas.
Crawford is the third free agent from Dallas to have discussions with other teams and then return to accept an offer from the Cowboys. James Hanna and Lance Dunbar also tested the waters before coming home.
With the need to improve the pass rush, Crawford has been seen by some, including here at Blogging The Boys, as a good player to target for re-signing. He is not spectacular, but he is a flexible role player for the defensive line. His new deal fits the Dallas philosophy of using free agency carefully to get players that can contribute at a reasonable price.
UPDATE: The signing has been confirmed.
The Cowboys have in fact agreed to a one-year deal w/ Jack Crawford. They have re-signed nine of their free agents from 2015.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) April 4, 2016
UPDATE: Financial details have come out. It is a very team-friendly deal.
Jack Crawford's deal 1 year, $1.1 million. Can earn up to $1.6 million with incentives. Cowboys living on bargains— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) April 4, 2016
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