Cowboys To Sign Bryan Anger

The Cowboys are signing Bryan Anger to a one-year deal (Twitter link via NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo). The veteran punter is now set for a training camp competition Hunter Niswander for the job.

The Cowboys have been on the hunt for a new punter ever since releasing Chris Jones in March. Previously, Jones was set to enter the final year of the four-year, $8.7MM extension he inked in 2017. At the time of signing, Jones had the team’s’ all-time highest percentage of punts downed inside the 20 with 39.9% (113 of 283). He had also been with the club for years while posting a solid 44.5-yard average. Unfortunately, that dipped to ~42 ypp over the last two years. Then, he missed the latter half of 2020 with an abdominal injury.

Anger, meanwhile, has spent the last two years with the Texans, where he cleared 46 yards per punt in each campaign. But, last month, Houston cleared his contract from the books to save $2MM against the cap. Anger has also spent time with the Buccaneers and Jaguars, but he’s perhaps best known for being a punter that was drafted in the third round.

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    • mlbnyyfan

      Did the Cowboys sign any impact free agents besides Dak? I thought going into the off season the Cowboys had a lot of money to spend on some difference makers.

      • jimmyduz0523

        even thou they never spend on FA’s… they picked up Neal, Kazza, Kearse, Basham, Urban… not bad.

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