The Indianapolis Colts have agreed to trade former NFL Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore to the Dallas Cowboys for a fifth-round pick in next month’s draft, NFL Media reported on Tuesday.
Gilmore, a five-time Pro Bowl cornerback, will join his fourth team in four years and fifth overall. He spent 2017-’20 with the New England Patriots and 2021 with the Carolina Panthers. His first five seasons in the league were with the Buffalo Bills, who selected him 10th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Gilmore started all 16 games he appeared in last season for the Colts. His 66 total tackles and 53 solos were career highs. He also had two interceptions and 11 passes defensed.
He won the league’s top individual defensive honor for the 2019 season when he had a career-high six interceptions and 20 passes defensed for the Patriots. Both statistics led the NFL.
Gilmore, who has 29 career interceptions, will join an already stout Cowboys defense. Dallas allowed the fifth-fewest points per game (20.1) and the eighth-fewest passing yards per game (200.9) during the 2022 season.
Indianapolis received a compensatory pick near the end of the fifth round, either No. 169 or No. 176.
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