Dallas Cowboys Doing Homework on NFL Free Agent Eric Berry

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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) -- The Dallas Cowboys will investigate the health of Eric Berry after he was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday, 105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher reported.

According to Fisher, Berry's free-agency case warrants a lot of research because of Berry's 2014 battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma (which is in remission) and his recent injury issues.

"On behalf of my family and the entire Chiefs organization, I want to thank Eric for his many contributions to the Chiefs over the last nine seasons," Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said in a statement. "Eric has been a tremendous leader for our football team and an inspiration to so many fans over the years, and we sincerely appreciate all that he has meant to the Chiefs. He will always be an important part of our Chiefs family, and we wish him nothing but the best in the future."

Berry, 31, played in only three games over the past two seasons after he ruptured his Achilles. In February 2017, Kansas City signed Berry to a six-year, $78 million contract.

The Cowboys were hoping to add a play-making safety in the offseason, and had their eyes on signing Earl Thomas before Thomas got a hefty contract from the Baltimore Ravens. They could get a do-over here, albeit with an older and more injury-prone player.

Berry is a five-time Pro Bowler and a three-time first-team All-Pro. The Chiefs selected him No. 5 overall out of Tennessee in the 2010 draft.

By Josh Clark and Mike Fisher