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Cowboys free agency: Dallas bringing back cornerback Anthony Brown on three-year deal

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Cornerback depth is being established.

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The Dallas Cowboys saw one of the members of their strong 2016 draft class leave when Maliek Collins joined the Las Vegas Raiders. It was just four years ago that Dallas drastically changed their franchise by drafting Ezekiel Elliott, Jaylon Smith, and Dak Prescott all in one fell swoop.

There were of course other players taken in 2016 by Dallas. One of them is a cornerback that was a free agent, but will be returning to the Cowboys.

Anthony Brown is headed back to the Dallas Cowboys

Taken in the sixth round back in 2016, Anthony Brown has had some high moments while with the Cowboys. He only played nine games for the team before his season ended in 2019, but his time with the team is not done. He is officially returning and reportedly on a three-year deal at that.

If you were feeling down about the Cowboys’ depth at cornerback then Wednesday has likely made you feel at least a little bit better. Dallas already had Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis, granted entering contract years, but they have since added Maurice Canady and now Anthony Brown.

The group can certainly use an infusion, perhaps with the team’s first-round pick, but for now there are players filling out the roster. This is a very good move to shore up the position.

Update: 6:12pm ET

The deal is worth $15.5M over three years.