Cameron Fleming‘s one-year deal with the Cowboys will entice the franchise to retain him on a longer-term contract.
Dallas will bring back the veteran tackle on a two-year deal worth up to $8.5MM, Mike Garafolo of NFL.com notes (on Twitter).
Fleming served primarily as the Cowboys’ swing tackle last season, lining up as an in-case-of-emergency option behind Tyron Smith and La’el Collins. With both of Dallas’ first-string tackles due back, this will likely be Fleming’s role again.
He did start three games last season, keeping with his career pattern. The Patriots used Fleming as a part-time player as well but did not opt to keep him last year. He provides quality depth for the Cowboys, who are paying him a higher-end backup salary to work as insurance.