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The Cowboys added depth at linebacker, but they still have holes at wide receiver and kicker.
]Linebacker Anthony Barr was linked to the Cowboys about as many times as Stephen Jones mentioned the team not being done in free agency this offseason, and on Wednesday a signing months in the making finally became official. The Cowboys added the 2014 first-round pick, who comes with experience under assistant George Edwards, the defensive coordinator for the Vikings from 2014-19.
Barr is another matchup piece for Dan Quinn, with one of the Cowboys priorities on defense being keeping Micah Parsons as a do-it-all hybrid player. Through nearly two weeks in Oxnard, the Cowboys have seen Leighton Vander Esch and Jabril Cox handle some of the reps at linebacker when Parsons is set to rush the passer. Adding Barr to this mix gives them even more range and versatility, as well as a player with 17.5 career sacks.