NFC East team labeled the ‘best fit’ for former Vikings LB Anthony Barr
By Adam Patrick
As Anthony Barr is still without a team for the 2022 season, the Dallas Cowboys were recently picked as the “best fit” for the former Minnesota Vikings linebacker.
Ever since Anthony Barr entered the NFL as a first-round pick in the 2014 draft, he’s only worn the uniform of the Minnesota Vikings. But if Barr continues to play in the league next season, it likely won’t be for the Vikings.
The former Minnesota linebacker is only 30-years-old, but his body has already shown signs of breaking down. After only missing a total of five games from 2016 to 2019, Barr was sidelined for 20 matchups in the last two seasons due to injury.
So even though he’s a four-time Pro Bowler, Barr still remains unsigned for the 2022 season. Will he end up with another team before next season begins, or have we already seen the last of the former Vikings linebacker on an NFL field?
Dallas Cowboys believed to be a good fit for former Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr
With training camp only a few weeks away, time is running out if Barr wants to land a significant role with a team before the 2022 regular season begins. If he is going to continue playing in the NFL, a certain team from the NFC East was recently predicted as a possible landing spot.
On Thursday, ESPN’s Matt Bowen labeled the Dallas Cowboys as the “best fit” for Barr.
If Barr were to sign with the Cowboys, he would reunite with a familiar face as former Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards is currently a senior defensive assistant with Dallas. Edwards was in Minnesota for the first six seasons of Barr’s career in the league.
With the Cowboys, the former Vikings first-round pick would add some experience to a defensive unit that features several young stars like pass rusher Micah Parsons and cornerback Trevon Diggs.
If Barr winds up with Dallas, he would still get at least one opportunity to play in Minnesota next season as the Cowboys will travel to the Twin Cities in 2022 for a Week 11 showdown against the Vikings.