Dallas Cowboys agree to deal with LB Anthony Barr


DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent linebacker Anthony Barr, according to 105.3 The Fan's Bobby Belt.

Barr can earn up to $3 million on the deal, according to multiple reports.

The Cowboys had been in communication with Barr's representation since the spring but weren't able to come to an agreement until Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News reports. The Denver Broncos were also involved in the bidding for the linebacker.

Barr, 30, spent his entire eight-year career with the Vikings, where he was a four-time Pro Bowler. In his career, Barr has 17.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles and 39 tackles for loss. Cowboys senior defensive assistant George Edwards spent six seasons in Minnesota with Barr.

Barr appeared in 11 games for Minnesota last season, totaling 72 tackles, 2.5 sacks and three interceptions.

Minnesota selected Barr No. 9 overall in the 2014 NFL Draft out of UCLA, where he was a two-time Pac-12 first-teamer. He was a consensus All-American in 2013.