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Eric Berry’s visit with Cowboys ends without a deal

Eric Berry, Cowboys

Eric Berry isn’t going to be a Cowboys, at least not yet. The star safety visited the Dallas Cowboys today, but left his visit without a contract, according to Terez Paylor of Yahoo.

Paylor also writes that “more visits are expected to be scheduled” for Berry, so it doesn’t sound like anything is imminent. The Cowboys were in on Earl Thomas but lost out, so their interest in Berry made a lot of sense. While they won’t be signing him right away, this certainly doesn’t mean they’re out on him altogether.

Berry is looking for a new home for the first time in his NFL career after the Chiefs cut him last week. Berry was drafted by the Chiefs fifth overall back in 2010 and became a star in Kansas City. He’s made the Pro Bowl five times and is a three-time first-team All-Pro.

His career got derailed by injuries the last two years though. In the first game of the 2017 season, he tore his Achilles. His rehab from that took longer than expected and developed bone spurs in his heel. That caused him to miss the first 13 games of this past season before he finally returned for the last couple of weeks.

Berry’s market is one of the most interesting left to monitor. If he’s healthy, he’s capable of being one of the best safeties in all of football, but he’s played in just three regular season games over the past two seasons. He’ll likely have to settle for a prove-it deal that is high on incentives. If he can make it back to what he used to be, he’ll be a great signing for whatever team scoops him up. Whether it’s Berry or someone else, the Cowboys will almost certainly be adding safety help.