The Dallas Cowboys are keeping one of their own by bringing back defensive tackle Brian Price according to a source. This news comes courtesy of Chuck Miketinac of FOX San Antonio.
Dallas Cowboys and UTSA ex Brian Price agree to terms on a two year deal, per source. The defensive tackle was picked up by the Cowboys last season and was a regular rotation player until he suffered a season ending knee injury. @UTSAFTBL— Chuck Miketinac (@MaxSportsSA) March 11, 2018
Price became a Cowboy in early September of last season after spending time with Green Bay, and quickly became part of the defensive tackle rotation. His role increased when Stephen Paea retired, but then Price suffered a season-ending knee injury in November.
Price was an exclusive rights free agent (ERFA), Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas has the lowdown on the contract:
The deal @maxsportsSA reported as agreed upon between the Cowboys and DT Brian Price is now signed. It's a two-year deal worth $1.35 million with no bonus. Price was an exclusive rights free agent.— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) March 12, 2018
Price gives the Cowboys a 1-tech player for the rotation. Speculation has been that the Cowboys might go after a stud 1-tech in the draft even though Stephen Jones has advised that might not be the case. This kind of signing could keep the Cowboys from drafting one early, instead trying to fill the role later in the draft, or even grab another veteran in the free agent market.
Price showed some promise when he played and is only 23-years-old.