Preceding the expected addition of veteran (and perhaps new starting) safety Malik Hooker, the Dallas Cowboys imported further reinforcement to its secondary.
The Cowboys on Sunday signed former New York Jets cornerback Kyron Brown to a two-year contract, his agent, Sam Leaf, confirmed. Brown’s acquisition puts Dallas at the 90-man offseason roster limit.
“Kyron Brown is the first defensive back whom the Cowboys are signing this week. With S Malik Hooker in town, he likely isn’t the last,” beat reporter Michael Gehlken noted. “As long as Hooker’s physical evaluation goes as hoped after clearing COVID-19 protocol, he’ll be signed. Move will require a corresponding move.”
Brown is the third defensive back to put pen to paper with the Cowboys this offseason, joining safeties Damontae Kazee and Jayron Kearse. The team also drafted CBs Kelvin Joseph and Nahshon Wright and S Israel Mukuamu, reinventing the corps under new coordinator Dan Quinn.
A 2019 undrafted free agent, Brown was subsequently inked by the Jets and appeared in three games as a rookie, posting five tackles, before suffering a quad ailment that forced him to injured reserve. The 25-year-old Akron product spent 2020 with New York but was inactive for the duration of the campaign, rehabbing the injury. He was waived in May.