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Dallas Cowboys Sign Punter Bryan Anger

Bryan Anger becomes the ninth free agent signed by the Cowboys in the current offseason

FRISCO – The Dallas Cowboys are continuing to rebuild their special teams unit, agreeing to a one-season deal with punter Bryan Anger, a source confirmed.

The Cowboys signed long center Jake McQuaide in free agency instead of retaining veteran LP Ladouceur for a seventeenth season, and released punter Chris Jones, who appeared in just eight games in 2020 before undergoing surgery at a torso muscle.

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Bryan Anger’s arrival is part of a renewal to the Cowboys special teams unit. Getty Images

The 32-year-old Anger was released by the Houston Texans last month. He averaged 46.4 yards per punt with a net average of 41.8 yards in 2020. He has also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and has averaged 46.2 yards per punt with an average of 42.1 net yards for life.

After Jones’s season ended, the Cowboys used Hunter Niswander for eight games. He averaged 47.2 yards per punt with a net average of 42 yards. Of his 26 punts, 10 were scored within the 20-yard line.

Anger becomes the Cowboys’ ninth free agent signed in the offseason, joining McQuaide, safeties Keanu Neal, Damontae Kazee and Jayron Kearse, outside linebacker Tarell Basham, defensive linemen Carlos Watkins and Brent Urban, and offensive tackle. Ty Nsekhe. Being cut by Houston, Anger does not count toward the compensatory picks formula.

NFL Network was the first outlet to report the Anger deal.

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