Cowboys agree to one-year deals with TE Jeremy Sprinkle, punter Bryan Anger

The Dallas Cowboys signed tight end Jeremy Sprinkle and veteran punter Bryan Anger to one-year contracts Wednesday, the team announced.

Sprinkle, 26, spent his first four seasons with Washington and has 34 catches for 301 yards and three touchdowns in his career. The Cowboys lost tight end Blake Bell in free agency to the Kansas City Chiefs and will add Sprinkle to a group that includes Blake Jarwin, Dalton Schultz and Sean McKeon.

Anger's addition comes as the Cowboys continue to remake their special teams. They signed long-snapper Jake McQuaide in free agency over retaining veteran L.P. Ladouceur for a 17th season and released punter Chris Jones, who played in just eight games in 2020 before undergoing core-muscle surgery.

Anger, 32, was released by the Houston Texans last month. He averaged 46.4 yards per punt with a 41.8-yard net average in 2020. He has also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers and has averaged 46.2 yards per punt with a 42.1-yard net average for his career.

After Jones' season ended, the Cowboys used Hunter Niswander for eight games. He averaged 47.2 yards per punt and had a 42-yard net average. Of his 26 punts, 10 were downed inside the 20.

Anger and Sprinkle are the ninth and 10th free agents the Cowboys have added this offseason, joining McQuaide, safeties Keanu Neal, Damontae Kazee and Jayron Kearse, pass-rusher Tarell Basham, defensive linemen Carlos Watkins and Brent Urban, and offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe. Because he was released by Houston, Anger does not count toward the compensatory-pick formula.