The Dallas Cowboys expanded their line of defense through the independent NFL agency on Thursday as Brent Urban joins The Star on a one-year contract … as announced by both him and (first) his wife. spread the news on her Twitter account.
Urban joins former Houston Texans defensive lineman Carlos Watkins, who is coming to Dallas, and like Watkins, he was a part-time starter on his previous stint.
Urban – who happens to be 6-7 and weighs 300 – started eight of the 16 games he played for the Chicago Bears last season, recording 36 tackles and 2.5 sacks. He signed two seasons with Chicago after playing with the Titans and the Ravens, where the 29-year-old Canadian was selected in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Earlier in the day the Cowboys reached a deal with defensive tackle Carlos Watkins. Watkins, a 2017 four-round pick from Clemson, played four seasons with the Texans before becoming an unreserved free agent with the Texans after his rookie contract ended. The 6-3, 297-pound defensive lineman was a starter at Houston in 2020, making 11 first-team appearances. He picked up two of his four sacks of his career last season while playing about half of the snaps for the Texans.
Watkins has played in 42 games and played both inside and outside in the Texans 3-4 defense. Dallas moves back to a 4-3 under new defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, and Watson can be seen there as a domestic help, along with Trysten Hill and Neville Gallimore, who are almost at the top of the depths table, and the recently advertised restricted free agent defensive Antwaun Attack Woods.
The other steps of the cowboys in the free agency were mainly about “signing ours”, especially so far with special team ace CJ Goodwin and slot cornerback Jourdan Lewis. Obviously, by keeping the franchise tag, Dallas has QB. Dak Prescott, who signed a new four-year contract worth 160 million US dollars, caused his greatest sensation.