The Cowboys are bringing defensive end Jason Hatcher back in the fold. He came to terms with the team on a free agent deal Monday afternoon, allowing them to shore up the defensive end position.
Hatcher got a three-year deal worth $6 million, including $2.5 million guaranteed.
Hatcher joins Marcus Spears and Kenyon Coleman as free-agent signings to go along with Igor Olshansky.
Hatcher has played his entire career with the Cowboys but did test the free agent market. He visited Denver last week before deciding to come back to the Cowboys.
Now that their shopping at end is over, the Cowboys can focus on a adding a safety or two to the roster. The Cowboys have been talking to Abe Elam who played under new coordinator Rob Ryan with the Browns. He is their top target but the two sides have yet to come to an agreement on contract terms.
The Cowboys plan to be patient and allow the market to come back to them at safety, as they hope Elam lowers his contract demands.
-- Clarence Hill