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Former Boiler, Anthony Brown, Signs Three-Year Extension With Cowboys

Boilermakers are getting paid this offseason.

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Anthony Brown joins Drew Brees and Dennis Kelly as former Boilermakers to receive new contracts this offseason after signing a three-year, $15.5 million deal with the Dallas Cowboys.

Since being drafted in 2016, Brown has gotten some solid playing time with Dallas and has grown into a versatile defensive back for the team.

In 2019, Brown played just 9 games due to injury and had perhaps his worst season in his career as he totaled just 17 tackles and 5 pass deflections with no interceptions. This came after having 155 total tackles, 4 interceptions, and 27 pass deflections through his first three NFL seasons while only missing one game.

The Cowboys let starting cornerback Byron Jones walk in free agency as he signed with the Miami Dolphins and believe that Brown will recreate his past success and slide back into the starting lineup beginning next season.

In total, the trio of Brown, Brees, and Kelly have combined to earn $86.5 million in contracts over the past week with possibly more on the way.

Congratulations Anthony, Boiler Up!