Veteran cornerback Nolan Carroll agrees to terms with Cowboys

After remaining dormant for nearly all of the first two days of free agency, the Dallas Cowboys have gotten busy tonight.

Carroll's signing likely means cornerbacks Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr have new homes next season.

Carroll, would go over to the Birds' NFC East rival and get a $10 million, three-year contract, the person told The Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity because the deals haven't been announced.

If a game had to be played today, Dallas would essentially only have veteran Orlando Scandrick and second-year corner Anthony Brown as their starters.

With both Carr and Claiborne in limbo, the Cowboys faced a serious dilemma. He wound up starting all 16 games last season. A year later, the two have finally agreed on a deal. "At 6'1" Carroll fits the Cowboys' exact mold for what a corner should look like. He joined the Eagles in March of 2014 as a free agent.

Carroll, who turned 30 in January, also was a free agent before the 2016 season, signing a one-year "prove-it" deal with the Eagles while rehabbing from a fractured fibula.

It was a good season for Carroll, who perhaps boosted his stock in free agency.

  • Julie Sanders