The Dallas Cowboys sure aren’t doing much in acquiring outside free agents, but they continue to re-sign their own. The team has reached a deal with fullback Jamize Olawale.
FB Jamize Olawale has agreed to re-sign with Dallas. Three year deal, $5.4 million with $2.8 million guaranteed.— Bobby Belt (@BobbyBeltTX) March 13, 2019
The Cowboys acquired Olawale last offseason from the Oakland Raiders, swapping fifth- and sixth-round draft picks. When acquiring the fullback it was thought he could add to the passing game along with being a lead blocker, but that never really happened. Olawale has the athleticism and hands to be a weapon as a pass-catcher. He didn’t put up any stats to speak of last year and also had a high-profile drop of an easy touchdown.
Now that Kellen Moore is running the offense, there were questions about how he would use a fullback, if that was even in his plans at all. The re-signing of Olawale should answer those questions, especially since it is a three-year deal.
Olawale does add value on special teams. He played on 63% of the special teams snaps in 2018. That was second to Damien Wilson, who is departing for Kansas City. Olawale’s special team’s abilities obviously played a role in his re-signing.