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Cowboys re-sign fullback Jamize Olawale to a three-year deal

The Cowboys agree to terms with another one of their own free agents.

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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.

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.