FRISCO, Texas – The Cowboys struck another deal with one of their impending free agents on Thursday, as they re-signed linebacker Justin March-Lillard to a one-year deal.
Much like the Darian Thompson deal earlier in the day, the decision to bring back March-Lillard isn't a bank-breaker. The Cowboys simply decided to bring back one one of their core special teamers a week ahead of time.
March-Lillard came to the Cowboys halfway through the 2017 season after being cut by the Seattle Seahawks. In the time since, he's developed a role for himself on the Cowboys' special teams.
Last season, he played 189 special teams snaps, accounting for roughly 45 percent of the team's total. He finished with seven special teams tackles to go with one defensive tackle, and he was an active participant in all 16 games.
The Cowboys didn't lean much on March-Lillard on defense last season, as he accounted for just eight defensive snaps. But he does offer them some depth among their linebacker corps. With him re-signed to the roster, the Cowboys now have six of last year's seven linebackers under contract for 2019.