IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys have signed defensive tackle David Carter to the 53-man roster, replacing the spot of Landon Cohen, who was waived Tuesday. Cohen was active for both games this year, registering one tackle.
Carter (6-5, 300) has played in 32 games for the Cardinals, all 16 in each of his two seasons after being a sixth-round pick in 2012 out of UCLA.
Carter is expected to play both end and tackle in the 4-3 scheme. He’s played in hybrid defenses in the past.
In his career, he has four starts, 18 tackles and one sack, with two pressures and a forced fumble.
The Cowboys also signed wide receiver Jamar Newsome to the practice squad. He replaces Danny Coale, who was waived. Coale, a fifth-round pick in 2012, never played in a regular-season game.
Newsome, a standout at Central Florida, was on the Chiefs’ practice squad in 2012 for most of the year, but did play in eight games with two starts in 2011 with Jacksonville. He has five career catches for 73 yards.
Newsome and Carter were two of six players the Cowboys worked out on Tuesday. The team also looked at cornerbacks Ryan Steed, Junior Mertile and Peyton Thompson, along with wide receiver Dwight Jones.
OXNARD, Calif. – The Dallas Cowboys are bringing in two defensive linemen to make up for their lack of depth after injuries at the position.
They’ll take a look at defensive end George Selvie, a former South Florida defender who’s made stops in the NFL in St. Louis, Carolina, Jacksonville and Tampa Bay since 2010, and veteran defensive lineman Landon Cohen, who’s played in 25 games throughout his career.
Selvie spent a month in Tampa Bay after signing with the Buccaneers in April of this year before getting released. He was a seventh-round draft pick of the Rams in 2010, playing in all 16 games for St. Louis his rookie season. He was waived in September 2011 and then spent time with Carolina and Jacksonville in 2011-2012.
The defensive lineman played in 11 games in 2011, including four with Carolina and seven with Jacksonville. He stayed with the Jaguars in 2012, playing in nine games that season.
Cohen’s bounced around the league since getting drafted out of Ohio in the seventh round in 2008. He played in Detroit in 2008-09, suiting up for 20 games during that time. He spent time with Jacksonville, New England, Seattle, Arizona and Philadelphia since then, suiting up for two games with the Jaguars and three with the Patriots.
After adding three players to start training camp in quarterback Alex Tanney, wide receiver Lavasier Tuinei and tackle Demetress Bell, the team has one spot open on the 90-man roster. Tanney was the only one of those three to pass his conditioning test when arriving in California.
The Cowboys need help and depth at defensive line after losing Tyrone Crawford for the season on the first full day of training camp practices Sunday when the former third-round pick tore his Achilles tendon.
Crawford was a backup player expected to play an increased role, but it’s not just the backups who are hurting on the defensive line. Starter Anthony Spencer also sat out of practices early in training camp with a bone bruise on his knee, and he’s slated to have surgery that will keep him out two to four weeks.
Defensive tackle Jay Ratliff is also not participating in practice after hurting his hamstring during the conditioning drills, while defensive lineman Ikponmwosa Igbinosun sat out Tuesday with his foot in a boot.