Eric Berry leaves Dallas Cowboys without new contract

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 04: Eric Berry /

Todd Archer of ESPN is reporting that safety Eric Berry has left his visit with the Dallas Cowboys without a new deal and is on to “other options.”

As of Tuesday evening, Eric Berry is on to “other options.”

The free agent safety spent Tuesday visiting with America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys, as his first ever visit on the open market, a newfound position thanks to his recent release from the Kansas City Chiefs.

Berry spent the day in Dallas along with defensive linemen Robert Quinn and Malik McDowell as Jerry Jones’s team scouted potential defensive additions.

More from Arrowhead Addict

Berry promises that he’s ready and able to play this calendar year after having missed all but three games over the course of the last two regular seasons. He missed the entirety of the 2017 season after tearing his Achilles tendon in Game 1 against the New England Patriots. This past season, a sore heel and bone spur forced him to miss every game until he returned on a limited snap count in December.

The Cowboys are looking for potential safety help, but they might simply be kicking the tires on their options until they see how the upcoming NFL Draft falls to them. Teams often like to know what they have available to them on the open market so they can make the requisite moves after the draft in case a particular prospect at a position of need doesn’t fall to them.

Nothing has leaked in terms of Berry’s other options just yet, but any team is going to want an in-depth look at his medical records and a strong understanding of his current plan to get and stay healthy.

Berry is a five-time Pro Bowl safety who is without peer when he is healthy and in top form. Unfortunately, injuries have taken their toll over the years and the Chiefs clearly felt it was time to move on, especially given his price tag. Berry will turn 31-years-old this coming season.