Archer says that Hanna could not get over a serious knee condition that he’s dealt with the last two seasons.
“The dream was to play for the Cowboys,” Hanna said, per Archer. “I don’t know how many people actually do what they say they’re going to do as like a 13-year-old, but I consider myself to be extremely lucky in that sense. Also the college I went to (Oklahoma), I feel like I met my goals. It would’ve been nice to have more stats and obviously I could’ve done more things, but I’m proud of what I accomplished.”
Hanna, 28, is a former sixth-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2012. He has played out his rookie contract before signing a three-year, $8.25 million contract that included $3.25 million guaranteed back in 2016.
Hanna was set to make a base salary of $2.75 million for the 2018 season.
In 2017, Hanna appeared in all 16 games for the Cowboys and caught four passes for 88 yards receiving and one touchdown.