Cowboys bring back safety Donovan Wilson on three-year deal

Nov 20, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Dallas Cowboys safety Donovan Wilson (6) in action against the Minnesota Vikings during the game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys bring back safety Donovan Wilson on three-year deal

According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the Dallas Cowboys have re-signed safety Donovan Wilson to a three-year contract worth up to $24 million, with the first two years guaranteed at $13.5 million. Earlier reports suggested the Cowboys were uncertain a deal would get done; however, they bring back the former sixth-rounder.

Wilson, 28, is entering his fifth season in the NFL after being drafted with the 213th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He has spent his entire four-year career with the Cowboys, recording three career interceptions and five sacks. He started all 17 games for Dallas last year alongside Jayron Kearse and Malik Hooker.

Wilson was considered a critical piece of the defense last year because of his physicality at the safety position.

Wilson’s signing comes as Dallas’ second big move of the offseason after bringing back running back Tony Pollard on the franchise tag. This also comes after the Cowboys let guard Connor McGovern sign with the Buffalo Bills and linebacker Luke Gifford go to the Tennessee Titans.

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