FRISCO, Texas – The second week of free agency looks to be more eventful than the first for the Cowboys.
Five days after he was released by the Kansas City Chiefs, Eric Berry is expected to visit with the Cowboys on Tuesday. The five-time Pro Bowler is widely regarded as the best available free agent safety – a position of need on this Cowboys roster.
Berry is looking for his second NFL team after an amazing career in Kansas City. The former top 10 draft pick is talented, to be sure. He earned Pro Bowl honors in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016, and he has been a three-time All-Pro. He's credited with 51 pass breakups and 14 career interceptions, including four picks during the 2016 season.
His story took an even more inspirational turn in 2014, however, as he was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma and missed 10 games during his recovery. Berry beat the illness just nine months later and was named the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year for 2015, racking up 61 tackles and two interceptions.
Injuries have unfortunately hindered Berry's last two seasons, ultimately leading to his release last week. He ruptured his Achilles during the 2017 season opener and miss the remainder of the season, and he missed 13 games last year while battling a heel injury.
With 87 career starts and six playoff appearances, Berry would easily become the most experienced safety on the Cowboys' roster.