Canadian defensive lineman Christian Covington has signed a one-year contract for the 2019 season with the Dallas Cowboys during NFL free agency.
A breakdown of Christian Covington’s one-year deal with the Cowboys:
Signing bonus: $500,000
Base salary: $1 million
46-man roster bonuses: $250,000
Cap number: $1.6875 million
55 percent play-time: $125,000
65 percent play-time: $250,000
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— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) March 14, 2019
Covington was selected by the Houston Texans in the sixth round, 216th overall at the 2015 NFL draft. That same year the B.C. Lions picked Covington in the fifth round, 43rd overall. But Covington has spent his entire pro football career to date in the NFL.
The 25-year-old spent four seasons with the Texans recording 65 tackles, 7.5 sacks and one forced fumble in 50 games – nine starts – while earning over $2.4 million. Covington joins fellow Canadian defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford in Big D.
Covington – son of Canadian Football Hall of Famer Grover – was born in Vancouver, played for Vancouver College and earned a scholarship to Rice University in Houston.
Playing in Dallas’ 4-3 defence could be a better fit for Covington who stands six-foot-two, 305 pounds.