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Cowboys free agent news: Guard Xavier Su’a-Filo signs with the Bengals

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Cowboys backup guard is moving on.

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The Dallas Cowboys are losing part of their offensive line to the Cincinnati Bengals. Backup guard Xavier Su’a-Filo is leaving for a deal with the AFC North team.

The Bengals agreed to terms with offensive lineman Xavier Su’a-Filo for a three-year deal worth $10 million, a source confirmed on Wednesday. The six-year veteran has made 53 starters in his career. He spent the last two years with the Dallas Cowboys and started 12 of his 15 appearances. Su’a-Filo’s addition comes hours after the Bengals released John Miller. Miller was the team’s primary starting right guard in 2019 and still had two years remaining on his contract.

Su’a-Filo had been an important piece for the Cowboy filling in at guard through various injuries along the offensive line. At one point, he held the job over Connor Williams after Williams had been injured but was healthy to return.

The Cowboys picked up Connor McGovern in last year’s draft. He should be in line to be the primary backup guard now that he is returning from the injury that held him out all of last year. Because of that, it was always likely that Su’a-Filo would sign a deal elsewhere,