Since this time last week, the Dallas Cowboys have seen one free agent option at cornerback go away, as former Oakland Raiders corner Stanford Routt--who had reportedly drawn some interest from Dallas--agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday.
Per ProFootballTalk.com, which cites an unknown source with knowledge of the situation, Routt’s new deal is for three years and is worth around, maybe just south of, $20 million.
The idea that Routt could reunite with his former defensive coordinator, Rob Ryan, in Dallas was a short-lived one. Word that Dallas was interested in the former Raider surfaced last week, though DFW wasn’t in his traveling plans--he met with the Bills and Bengals before the Chiefs--and Routt, who could’ve helped Dallas shore up their struggling secondary, never made it out to Valley Ranch.
Which means that the Cowboys will have to keep looking, either through free agency or the draft in April.
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