CB Morris Claiborne has signed with the Jets, the team announced.
It will be a one-year deal worth $5 million, according to multiple reports.
The 27-year-old Claiborne had 26 tackles and one interception in seven games last season for the Cowboys.
He tore his groin last October and missed the remainder of the regular season, returning for the divisional playoff round but exiting that game early due to a bruised rib.
Claiborne made a $1.25 million base salary last season, with a cap hit of $2.687 million.
The Jets cut CB Darrelle Revis earlier this offseason.
This whole offseason has been about a youth movement for the Jets - rebuilding their franchise with young talent they can develop for the future. They've been approaching free agency with that in mind, too.
That's why the addition of cornerback Morris Claiborne makes perfect sense.
There are many that consider him a bust, and that's fine. Once the sixth-overall pick in the NFL draft (2012) he's never lived up to expectations. And injuries have been a factor. He's never played a full, 16-game season in his five-year career.
But he's only 27 and was actually playing great last season before he injured his groin. There was some thought that maybe he had turned the corner in his career, and a few teams -- including the Baltimore Ravens -- wanted to give him a chance to prove his comeback last season wasn't a fluke.
The Jets are the perfect team to give him that chance as they rebuild their post-Darrelle Revis secondary. They have some promising players at corner that they like -- Marcus Williams, who'll be 26 next week; Juston Burris, 23; even Buster Skrine is only 27. Claiborne can fit right in to a promising, growing secondary as the Jets hope one of them will emerge as the shutdown corner they need.
The Jets also could still draft a corner early, too. Ohio State's Marshon Lattimore remains a strong possibility for them at No. 6. That may seem like overkill, but it all fits into their offseason philosophy: Load up on young, mostly inexpensive players and watch them develop and grow.