Report: Cowboys Decide To Pass On Signing LB K.J. Wright


Mike Fisher of reports that the Cowboys will not be pursuing a deal for free agent LB K.J. Wright, despite his recent comments expressing interest in playing for Dallas.

K.J. Wright

As for a return to the Seahawks, Fisher says that it’s still a possibility but not something that’s on the “front-burner” for Seattle at this time.

“Dallas has certainly always been on my list of ‘dream teams,’” Wright told Fisher a few weeks ago. “With coach Dan Quinn there, and with other aspects of that team and that defense, I do think it’s one of the teams I fit in with.”

Fisher previously reported that the Cowboys were in talks with Wright, but they hadn’t discussed a specific dollar amount.

Fisher added that Wright was looking for a two-year commitment while the Cowboys were thinking more of a one-year deal.

Wright, 31, is a former fourth-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2011. He’s played out the final year of his four-year, $27 million contract that included $15,431,000 guaranteed and made a base salary of $7.2 million for the 2018 season.

Wright returned to the Seahawks on a two-year, $15 million deal in 2019. He made a base salary of $3.5 million last year. 

In 2020, Wright appeared in all 16 games for the Seahawks and recorded 86 tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble, two recoveries, one interception and 10 pass defenses.

We have him included in our Top 100 Available 2021 Free Agents list.

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