IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys were busy making some roster moves, many of which are domino-effects of the injury situation to both DeMarcus Ware and DeMarco Murray.
The Cowboys officially waived defensive end David Carter and cornerback Chris Greenwood. They signed veteran defensive end Jarius Wynn, who worked out for the team on Monday and has five years of experience, including a Super Bowl ring with the Packers in 2010. Wynn has a career total of 36 tackles and eight sacks. He was a sixth round pick out of Georgia in 2009.
They also signed running back Davin Meggett. A former standout at Maryland, Meggett is the son of former Super Bowl champion and two-time Pro Bowler RB Dave Meggett.
Davin was an undrafted free agent running back out of Maryland in 2012. He’s spent his first two seasons in the league on the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts practice squads. Meggett is described as more of a smash-mouth/down-hill runner, as opposed to his father who was a burner/returner for many years as a member of the New York Giants. The younger Meggett has yet to see any regular season action.
The Cowboys had an open practice squad spot after signing Cameron Lawrence to the active roster last Friday.
But when the dust settled, the Cowboys have one spot open on the roster. And with Jay Ratliff now gone, there is an open roster spot.
With DeMarcus Ware likely out this week, the Cowboys will need help up front. Wynn should be able to provide some depth behind George Selvie and Kyle Wilber. The club is hoping Edgar Jones (groin) can make it back, plus they have backup Caesar Rayford. The Cowboys can also use the open spot for practice squad defensive end Jason Vega.
At running back, Meggett will help in practice and the scout team. With Murray (sprained knee) expected to miss 2-3 weeks, and Lance Dunbar (hamstring) still out, the Cowboys are down to just Joseph Randle and Phillip Tanner on the active roster.