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    Cowboys Re-Sign Two Defensive Backups Before 2019 Free Agency Opens

    The re-signed two of last year's reserve defenders with expiring contracts. Linebacker Justin March-Lillard and Safety Darian Thompson have accepted one-year deals to return for 2019.

    Thompson's contract was reported at $720k next season. It should be a similar number for March-Lillard, who made $630k in 2018.

    Darian was added last October off of the Cardinals' . He was a third-round pick for the Giants in 2016 and was a 16-game starter in 2017, but was injured and lost the job the following .

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    The Cowboys have a lot of bodies at safety already with , , , and other prospects. Fans are hoping for at least one more big name to be added in the next few weeks, and nothing about this move will limit that potential. Thompson is nothing more than an intriguing depth option with upside.

    For Justin March-Lillard at linebacker, though, there could be more opportunity. is a and still isn't guaranteed to return at his current hit, though the team has indicated it want to find a way to keep him.

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    As stated in Phillips' tweet, March-Lillard was one of the top players last year. He was active for all 16 games and has been with Dallas since the middle of 2017.

    No, these aren't the defensive moves you're waiting to hear about. But while we're all staring at March 13th on the calendar and those marquee , the Cowboys have 90 roster spots to worry about this offseason.

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    Jess Haynie
    Jess Haynie
    Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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