Dallas Cowboys Sign Former 2nd-Round Pick Defensive Lineman

The Dallas Cowboys have reached a one-year contract extension agreement with defensive lineman Jonathan Hankins, worth $1.165 million.

This comes after Hankins was acquired from the Las Vegas Raiders in a deal close to the trade deadline during the 2021 season. Despite being limited by a pectoral strain, Hankins managed to appear in five games for the Cowboys, registering 10 tackles and one tackle for loss.

It is expected that Hankins will continue to serve as rotational depth on the defensive line in the upcoming 2022 season. However, the Cowboys may also add more pieces to their defensive line during the offseason.

Entering his 11th NFL season, the 30-year-old has recorded 376 total tackles, 14.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and 10 passes defended across 138 games played.

He's spent four seasons with the New York Giants, one with the Indianapolis Colts, and five with the Raiders.

Overall, Hankins' return should provide valuable experience and depth to the team's defensive front. Photo Credit: Andrew Nelles / Tennessean.com / USA TODAY NETWORK