Cowboys Come to Terms with Former Jets DE Kony Ealy

The Cowboys have added another piece to their defensive puzzle, as the team has inked free agent DE Kony Ealy, who formerly played with the New York Jets.

The Jets claimed Ealy off waivers after the Patriots cut him loose in late August. New England had acquired the former second-round pick from the Carolina Panthers in an offseason trade in 2017, but coach Bill Belichick told reporters upon Ealy’s release the pairing just “didn’t work out.”

Ealy recorded 14 tackles, one sack and one interception in his lone season with the Jets. Had New York not placed a claim on the edge rusher, he could have ended up in Dallas, which also placed a claim on him. Due to the waiver order at the time, the Jets were awarded Ealy.


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