NFC East Standings

Team Div Overall
5-1-0 12-5-0
4-2-0 11-6-0
3-3-0 6-11-0
0-6-0 4-13-0

2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Forced Fumbles
Regular Season 72 1 0 0 1.5
Post Season 5 0 0 0 0.0

Top Jayron Kearse News

  • Cowboys' Jayron Kearse: Useful cog in Dallas defense

    Kearse recorded 72 tackles (48 solo) including 1.5 sacks while adding one interception on four passes defended over 16 regular-season games in 2023.

    The 29-year-old has become a dependable option on the back end in defensive coordinator Dan Quinn's scheme, with the three highest tackle totals of his career coming during his three seasons with Dallas. Kearse hasn't seen enough snaps the last couple campaigns to be a true IDP asset, though, and the potential departure of Quinn could leave his role in limbo heading into 2024.

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  • Cowboys' Jayron Kearse: Double-digit tackles in win

    Kearse recorded 10 tackles (seven solo) and added a pass defended in a Week 17 win over the Lions.

    It's the first time this season the veteran safety has produced double-digit tackles, and Kearse had only nine total over his prior three games. After seeing a career-high 953 defensive snaps and turning them into 101 tackles during his first season in Dan Quinn's defense in 2021, Kearse has seen his role scaled back the last two campaigns, but he's still delivered 69 tackles with 1.5 sacks, plus one interception on four passes defended, over 15 games for the Cowboys in 2023.

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  • Cowboys' Jayron Kearse: Full participant Tuesday

    Kearse (back) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

    The 29-year-old safety missed Dallas' Week 12 win over the Commanders with a back injury, but it now seems as if he's had enough time to move past the issue. Kearse has appeared in 10 games for the Cowboys this season, logging 47 total tackles, including three tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks, while also recording three pass deflections and one interception.

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  • Cowboys' Jayron Kearse: Limited in practice Monday

    Kearse (back) was a limited participant in Monday's practice, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

    Kearse missed the Thanksgiving win over the Commanders due to a back injury but is now closer to returning to the field. If the 2016 seventh-round is able to suit up versus the Seahawks on Thursday, he should return to his starting spot at safety alongside Malik Hooker.

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  • Cowboys' Jayron Kearse: Trending toward Week 13 return

    Head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Sunday that Kearse -- who missed Thursday's Thanksgiving win over the Commanders due to a back injury -- has a "good chance" of playing in Week 13 against the Seahawks, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    McCarthy noted that Kearse should participate in half of the reps during Sunday's walkthrough. He has been dealing with multiple injuries this season -- including a toe injury he sustained in Week 8 against the Rams -- and has not cracked 50 defensive snaps since Week 6. If he returns for Thursday's game, Kearse will slide back into the starting strong safety spot alongside Malik Hooker. Kearse has 47 tackles (30 solo), including 1.5 sacks, and an interception in 10 games this season.

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  • Cowboys' Jayron Kearse: Inactive Thursday

    Kearse (back) will not play in Thursday's Thanksgiving matchup with Washington, Todd Archer of reports.

    Kearse was a non-participant at practice throughout the week, rendering this result unsurprising. In his absence, look for Israel Mukuamu to fill in at strong safety.

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  • Cowboys' Jayron Kearse: DNP on Tuesday

    Kearse (back) was a nonparticipant at Tuesday's walk-through, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

    Kearse's absence on Tuesday's practice estimate is his second in a row. His status for Thursday's matchup with the Commanders is not looking good as of now, but more clarity will come following Wednesday's practice. Israel Mukuamu would be the likely candidate to fill in at strong safety if Kearse is ultimately unable to go.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Fort Myers, FL
Age: 30
School: Clemson
Experience: 8