The Cowboys are holding on to an important depth option from last year’s team. They have reportedly re-signed Offensive Tackle Cameron Fleming, who served as their swing tackle in 2018.
The Cowboys kept a valuable part of their offensive line in Cameron Fleming, according to a source. Fleming played well in three starts last year, filling in at left tackle for an injured Tyron Smith. Given Smith’s recent injury history, the Cowboys… https://t.co/DoB7sL9YpK
Cowboys OT Cam Feming is staying in Dallas, as @toddarcher said. Source adds it’s a two-year deal worth up to $8.5m.
Fleming was a free agent signing last year, brought in to be the swing tackle thanks to his experience with the New England Patriots. He started 20 games, not counting some in the playoffs, for the Pats during four seasons there.
Cam had to start three games for Dallas in 2018 due to injury issues with Tyron Smith.
Then language in Garafolo’s tweet suggests that there are playing-time incentives in the deal. Fleming’ got $2.5 million from the Cowboys last season, so it appears he’s getting a potential raise in this new contract.
Given Tyron Smith’s recent string of health concerns this is a smart signing. Fleming is still in his physical prime and had more experience than most guy who’d be willing to accept a backup role.