The Dallas Cowboys are arguably the NFL’s most popular team, dismantling the Indianapolis Colts 54-19 at AT&T Stadium in Week 13.
And tweaking the roster for an unavoidable playoff press in January, Cowboys common manager Jerry Jones signed former Vikings cornerback Mackensie Alexander on Tuesday.
Alexander last performed for the Cincinnati Bengals, even though the 28-12 months-previous stopped in Miami for a really brief stint with the Dolphins late in the summer.
Now, Alexander joins the Cowboys follow squad, presumably an personal injury absent from insertion into Dallas’ gameday lineup. Per FiveThirtyEight, the Cowboys are the fifth likeliest group to get Tremendous Bowl LVII (16%), a person location ahead of the Vikings (7%) as of December 6th.
The Cowboys have about four balanced corners exiting Week 13, and it is unclear how before long Alexander could see the active roster.
A Flordia indigenous, Alexander spent five seasons with the Vikings (2016-2019, 2021), divided by a stint in 2020 with the Bengals. Alexander is very well-regarded in the Vikings orbit, participating in 71 game titles for the franchise, and was chosen with 2nd-Spherical draft funds from Clemson in 2016.
Alexander was not retained by Minnesota in 2022 when a new basic supervisor (Kwesi Adofo-Mensah) and head mentor (Kevin O’Connell) took more than for Rick Spielman and Mike Zimmer. The 2021 season was tough for Alexander, who tallied a 41. grade from Professional Football Focus. The rating ranked useless last in the NFL among 116 qualifying cornerbacks.
By way of 6 seasons, this is Alexander’s PFF resume:
- 2016 = 47.5
- 2017 = 56.4
- 2018 = 78.1
- 2019 = 65.7
- 2020 = 60.4
- 2021 = 41.
With the Vikings, Alexander recorded 154 overall tackles, 11 tackles for decline, 4.5 sacks, and two interceptions.
The Cowboys also make use of former Vikings Anthony Barr (LB) and Aviante Collins (OT), On the very same that Alexander became a Cowboy, the Denver Broncos unveiled Alexander’s previous teammate, Anthony Harris.
Dallas creamed Minnesota in 7 days 11, 40-3, at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the College of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his each day YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs each Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sal Spice. His Viking fandom dates again to 1996. Shown responsible pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doorways (the band).