Twitter: Clarence Hill: Anthony Barr is an option for the Cowboys per source

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  1. Hawkeye0202

    Hawkeye0202 Well-Known Member

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    No surprise but what's the "right" price.

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  2. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Lost me at "if the price is right".

    When has that never been the case?
  3. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if Quinn could get more out of him as a pass rusher. He was thought to be an edge as a rookie and then Zimmer put him at OLB in his 4-3 and he now has 16 career sacks (7 seasons).
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  4. Risen Star

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    Highly doubtful.
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  5. darthseinfeld

    darthseinfeld 26 years of 26 years

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    I wanted him so bad in 2013. He has been a very good player throughout his career, but he definitely should have been used more as a pass rusher. Im still very much in on Barr, Im surprised he is still out there. I do wonder how they would use him if they bring him in
  6. Hawkeye0202

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    Here's his PFF free agent profile

    Barr agreed to a pay cut before the 2021 season that also voided the 2022 and 2023 seasons on his five-year extension signed in 2019. Better luck with his health led to a respectable 63.8 overall grade and 72.6 pass-rush grade in 2021. Barr is a bit of a unique player, generally deployed as a Sam linebacker in a 4-3 scheme who occasionally gets his hand in the dirt.

    Nevertheless, there were several interested teams last time he was a free agent — he came very close to signing with the New York Jets before ultimately returning to Minnesota — so it seems defensive coaches think they can find a way to put him in positions to succeed and utilize his athletic ability.

    – Size and athleticism
    – One of the best pass-rushing linebackers in the NFL
    – Few negative plays against the run

    – Hasn't been a playmaker in coverage throughout his career, his three picks in 2021 aside
    – Inconsistent play

    Scheme Fit/Role:
    STARTING STRONGSIDE (SAM) LINEBACKER: Barr has made the successful transition from collegiate edge rusher to off-ball linebacker in the NFL, but he's still best utilized in a role that lets him get after the quarterback as a blitzer. He has consistently met expectations against the run over his eight-year career, producing both negative and positive grades at one of the lowest rates at the linebacker position.

    Recent Injury History:
    Barr missed the majority of the 2020 NFL season with a torn pectoral muscle, and a knee injury kept him out of the first four weeks of the 2021 season. Barr managed to play in all but two of Minnesota's games since Week 5 while managing knee and hamstring injuries.

    Contract Projection: Two years, $14.5 million ($7.25M per year), $8.5 million total guaranteed

    Bottom Line:
    Barr had an uphill climb to provide value on the five-year, $67.5 million contract he signed prior to the 2019 season. Still, he's still a viable veteran starter entering 2022 free agency who has been a key part of several very good Vikings defenses since entering the league in 2014.
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  7. unionjack8

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    Yeah I feel zimmer wasted so much talent with how he used him, get him rushing the passer, I'd be in on this guy.
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  8. Runwildboys

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    Well, it says right in the thread title that he's on clearance!
  9. Carson

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    I wouldn’t hesitate paying Barr two years $14 million
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  10. BobSacamano

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    Is it good that this info comes via Hill and not Fisher?
  11. Hawkeye0202

    Hawkeye0202 Well-Known Member

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    That probably means 2 years, 10M for Stephen (lol)
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  12. Hoofbite

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    Blue light special on LBs this week!
  13. CowboyJ70

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    Anything that comes from Fisher I disregard. So in essence..yes.
  14. Carson

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    Hill is legit. You can trust him when he says things. Him and Archer are as legit as it gets
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  15. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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  16. WillieBeamen

    WillieBeamen BoysfanfromNY

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    Nothing to see here fellas

    He wont want one of our low-ball offers
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  17. DonaldM

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    Yes, sign him.
  18. Bowdown27

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    I can see them making a move in June when the Collins cut money comes in.
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  19. SportsGuru80

    SportsGuru80 CowboysYanksLakers

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    Seem too much like right...
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  20. MountaineerCowboy

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    This would improve our defense.

    Do it.
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