FRISCO, Texas – After keeping Dalton Schultz in place with the franchise tag, the Cowboys continue to work on their tight end depth.
The club has re-signed Jeremy Sprinkle, bringing a veteran backup into the fold for 2022.
This isn't a move that's going to move the needle, but it's one the front office prioritized at a thin position. Having already released Blake Jarwin last week, the Cowboys wanted to make sure they had a veteran player behind Schultz, as their only other options are Sean McKeon and Ian Bunting.
Sprinkle's main role comes as both a blocker and a special teamer. He averaged roughly 15% of the snaps on offense last year, only exceeding 20 snaps in three of 17 games. He did, however, play 269 special teams snaps last season.
This is a fairly standard Cowboys deal. Sprinkle is entering his sixth NFL season and can provide the team with an option in multiple-tight end sets, as well as a useful special teamer. But the terms of the deal won't prevent them from seeking to upgrade the position in the NFL draft next month.