Jonathan Cooper to Cowboys: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

January 4, 2017   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Dallas Cowboys reportedly signed guard Jonathan Cooper on Wednesday, according to Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Mike Fisher of CBS DFW. 
Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reported that Dallas waived offensive guard Ryan Seymour to make room for Cooper.
Cooper, 26, was signed to be insurance for Ronald Leary and La’el Collins, per Hill. Leary has dealt with a back injury late in the year, while Collins is expected to return from injured reserve after missing 13 games following toe surgery.
Cooper likely would be in the team's plans more next year, however, with Leary likely to hit free agency. The Cowboys will almost assuredly sign Zack Martin to a long-term contract extension this offseason, potentially leaving them without the financial freedom to sign Leary as well.
Leary served as the primary backup for Martin and Collins this year, but he played well enough to earn a starting gig elsewhere—...

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