The Dallas Cowboys hung onto one of their key pieces in the defensive backfield.
NFL Network Insider Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday that the Cowboys have agreed to terms to re-sign safety Donovan Wilson to a three-year deal worth up to $24 million, per agents Kevin Conner and Robert Brown of Universal Sports Management.
The first two years of the deal are fully guaranteed at $13.5 million, Garafolo added.
The pact keeps Dan Quinn’s safety trio of Wilson, Malik Hooker and Jayron Kearse in place heading into 2023.
A downhill safety, Wilson is at his best playing inside the box. In 17 games in 2022, he tallied a career-high 101 tackles and generated five sacks.
Retaining the 28-year-old Wilson (No. 48 on Gregg Rosenthal’s top 101 free agents) was one of the Cowboys’ priorities heading into the offseason. Keeping Wilson in the fold allows Dallas’ D to remain flexible, given the veteran’s ability to play a hybrid-linebacker type of role.