Cowboys To Sign Nolan Carroll

The Cowboys are having a busy hour, as they’ve agreed to a contract with cornerback Nolan Carroll, tweets Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. It’s a three-year, $10MM deal that includes $4MM in 2017, per Tom Pelissero of USA Today (Twitter link).Nolan Carroll

After a quiet first day of free agency, Dallas has now signed Carroll, wide receiver Terrance Williams, and defensive lineman Stephen Paea in the last thirty minutes or so. The addition of Carroll could be a sign the Cowboys are bracing to lose either Morris Claiborne, who is reportedly garnering interest from the Ravens, or Brandon Carr, who is also an unrestricted free agent.

Carroll, 30, spent the past three seasons with the Eagles, and was discussing an extension with Philadelphia as of last December. The seven-year veteran started all 16 games for the Birds last season (the first time he’s done so in his career), and managed one interception, 10 passes defensed, and a forced fumble. Pro Football Focus wasn’t very fond of Carroll’s play, however, grading him as the NFL’s No. 92 cornerback among 112 qualifiers.

Carroll will join a Cowboys secondary that ranked 18th in DVOA last season and is currently comprised of Orlando Scandrick, Anthony Brown, and Leon McFadden.

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5 comments on “Cowboys To Sign Nolan Carroll

  1. BPFlyers

    Why are the Cowboys signing one of the worst DB’s in the League? This guys middle name must be Egg because he always gets beat! Come on Jerry if you want to advance further in the playoffs, start signing better defensive free agents! If you don’t have the guys up front putting enough pressure on the QB’s, you have to have great cover guys in your defensive backfield!!! Come on!!!

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    • Sean

      What money are you signing “better” free agents with?

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      • CursedRangers

        They are picking up the scraps from the bottom of the barrel. To your point this is what happens when you have no cap room

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        • BPFlyers

          Exactly! They need better cap management!

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    • GeauxRangers

      He is the Cowboys 3rd corner and the draft hasn’t happened yet.

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