Cowboys to acquire five-time Pro Bowl CB Stephon Gilmore from Colts

Jan 1, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Indianapolis Colts cornerback Stephon Gilmore (5) before the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys to acquire five-time Pro Bowl CB Stephon Gilmore from Colts

The Dallas Cowboys are acquiring five-time Pro Bowl cornerback Stephon Gilmore from the Indianapolis Colts, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Tuesday afternoon. In return, Dallas is sending a fifth-round pick to Indianapolis.

Gilmore, a Super Bowl LIII Champion as a member of the New England Patriots, has 127 pass deflections and 29 interceptions over the course of his 11-year NFL career. Gilmore played for the Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, and Carolina Panthers before his stint in Indianapolis. The 32-year-old defensive back attended the University of South Carolina and was selected 10th overall by the Buffalo Bills in the 2012 NFL Draft. He was traded one other time in his career, in October 2021, from New England to Carolina for a sixth-round pick.

Stephon Gilmore is a welcome addition to a Cowboys’ defense that has improved rapidly in recent seasons and will be part of a powerful tandem of cornerbacks opposite Trevon Diggs for Dallas. Gilmore set new career highs for tackles and assists in 2022 for the Colts and played in 16 games for the first time since 2019.

According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, the Cowboys were contacted by the Philadelphia Eagles about possibly acquiring cornerback Darius Slay before Dallas ultimately decided on Gilmore.

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