Anthony Barr Dec 26, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Anthony Barr (55) directs the defense against the Los Angeles Rams during the third quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

It’s rare that notable NFL signings happen in August, but the Dallas Cowboys made a very intriguing addition on Wednesday.

The Cowboys signed veteran linebacker Anthony Barr to a one-year deal, as first reported by Jon Machota of The Athletic.

The team has made the signing official.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that it’s a one-year deal worth up to $3 million.

Barr, 30, was a four-time Pro Bowl selection for the Minnesota Vikings. It was actually a stretch of four *consecutive* Pro Bowl selections in 2015-18. Minnesota drafted Barr with the ninth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft out of UCLA.

In 2021 with the Vikings, Barr had 72 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and a career-high three interceptions over 11 games.

Even at 30, Barr still has the ability to be a productive three-down linebacker for the Cowboys. He’ll also help allow for defensive coordinator Dan Quinn to be even more creative with Micah Parsons, the 2021 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.

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