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Gareon Conley, Cowboys Comply with Contract; Raiders’ 2017 1st-Spherical Decide Performed in UFL

Paul Kasabian Featured Columnist II June 18, 2024 Stew Milne/UFL/Getty Images The Dallas Cowboys have reached a contract agreement with cornerback Gareon Conley, a former NFL first-round draft pick who spent this year with the UFL’s DC Defenders. The Oakland Raiders selected Conley, a former Ohio State star, with the No. 17 overall choice in

Gareon Conley, Cowboys Comply with Contract; Raiders’ 2017 1st-Spherical Decide Performed in UFL

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIJune 18, 2024

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA - APRIL 20: Gareon Conley #20 of the DC Defenders walks off the field during a weather delay at Protective Stadium on April 20, 2024 in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Stew Milne/UFL/Getty Images)

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The Dallas Cowboys have reached a contract agreement with cornerback Gareon Conley, a former NFL first-round draft decide who spent this 12 months with the UFL’s DC Defenders.

The Oakland Raiders chosen Conley, a former Ohio State star, with the No. 17 total alternative within the 2017 NFL draft. He solely performed two video games throughout his rookie season after struggling a shin damage. Conley then suited up for 15 video games in 2018, beginning 14 and amassing 37 tackles, 15 passes defended and three interceptions, together with one for a landing.

In Oct. 2019, the Raiders traded Conley to the Houston Texans. He performed 14 video games that season, totaling 50 tackles, 13 cross breakups and one interception.

Conley hasn’t performed within the NFL since then. Houston positioned him on the reserve/injured list in 2020 (ankle injury), and he missed that entire season. Conley’s contract ran out after the 12 months ended.

In seven video games with the Defenders, Conley had 25 tackles (20 solo), two interceptions and 5 cross breakups.

Conley had a profitable exercise with the Cowboys final week, per staff workers author Nick Harris. Now he will get a second shot within the NFL after a four-year absence.

Conley already has an outdated connection in Dallas, as his former Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther, serves because the Cowboys’ defensive run sport coordinator.

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Along with Conley, the Cowboys additionally introduced that they signed linebacker Willie Harvey Jr., the UFL’s main tackler final season.

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