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2013-2014 COWBOYS ROSTER: Miami Dolphins sign David Arkin from Dallas practice squad | Injured defensive tackle Marvin Austin released

dallas cowboys guard david arkin (62) does extra snapping practice after practice - 2013-2014 COWBOYS ROSTER: Miami Dolphins sign David Arkin from Dallas practice squad IRVING, Texas – The Miami Dolphins signed guard David Arkin from the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad.

The 2011 fourth-round pick from Missouri State was released by the team on Oct. 26 to make room for safety Jakar Hamilton on the 53-man roster. Arkin then returned to the Cowboys’ practice squad two days later.

Arkin was inactive for six of his seven games this year on the 53-man roster and never played in a regular season game for the Cowboys. He appeared to be taking strides this preseason from where he was at in past years.

Given the recent goings-on in Miami and the suspension of offensive lineman Richie Incognito, the Dolphins are looking for all the depth they can get.

The Dallas Cowboys also parted ways today with defensive tackle Marvin Austin, who was waived/injured.

Austin signed with the Cowboys on Oct. 21 and played that weekend against the Lions, finishing with a tackle. He was unable to push through a back injury Sunday against the Vikings that bothered him in practice late in the week.

NUMBER 90 REBRANDING: Cowboys DT Marvin Austin assigned Jay Ratliff’s locker and his jersey number

NUMBER 90 REBRANDING - Marvin Austin assigned Jay Ratliff's locker and his jersey number - 2013-2014 Dallas Cowboys roster

Jay Ratliff left the building only a week before his No. 90 and his locker went to another defensive tackle. Marvin Austin has taken over both after the Dallas Cowboys signed him Tuesday.

Austin spent two seasons with the Giants after they made him a second-round pick in 2011. He spent two games with the Dolphins this season before his release Oct. 15.

“It’s definitely a new beginning and a lot to build on,” Austin said.

Austin, listed at 6 foot 2, 312 pounds, still was pouring with sweat a half hour after practice. He admits he is not in football shape.

“Not good enough,” Austin said. “To be honest with you just the way they practice and the way they want you to go out there and play, I’ve got to keep working every day to get in shape to go out there and perform.”

Austin hopes defensive line coach Rod Marinelli can work the same magic with him as Marinelli has with several no names along the defensive line.

“His record speaks for itself and coach [Monte] Kiffin also,” Austin said. “The way that those guys coach, and the success they’ve had in this league, I have no excuses.”

INJURY AND PRACTICE UPDATE: 2013-2014 Dallas Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions | Lance Dunbar returns

INJURY AND PRACTICE UPDATE - 2013-2014 Dallas Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions - Lance Dunbar returns - DeMarco Murray limited

IRVING, Texas – There were some encouraging signs for the Dallas Cowboys today as they took the field for their first practice in preparation of the Detroit Lions.

It remains to be seen if DeMarco Murray and DeMarcus Ware will be able to contribute in Detroit this weekend, but both players were at practice. Murray dressed out in shoulder pads and a helmet and was active in the open portion of the Cowboys’ practice, though he did wear sweatpants instead of football pants.

Ware did not dress out, but he did work out with the team trainers using conditioning cords. He seemed to be moving well, though it’s unclear how far he has progressed with his quad injury.

“We’ll see what they do today. They seem to have gotten better over the last couple of days,” said Cowboys coach Jason Garrett at his morning press conference. “They might warm up a little bit today and we’ll see if they can practice.”

Lance Dunbar returned to the practice field, as predicted by Garrett.

“We’re going to warm him up today and see how he responds,” Garrett said. “He’s done well with his running the last few days.”

Miles Austin and Dez Bryant both dressed out for practice, though neither receiver participated in individual drills with the rest of the wide receivers.

Newly-acquired defensive tackle Marvin Austin was dressed out and participating in the newly-available No. 90.

2013-2014 COWBOYS ROSTER: Dallas adds DT Marvin Austin to Marinelli’s Misfits

2013-2014 COWBOYS ROSTER - Dallas adds DT Marvin Austin to Marinelli’s Misfits - Austin vs. PIT

IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys have once again added another defensive lineman. This time, he’s a little more well-known than some of the others.

The Cowboys have added beefy Marvin Austin, a former second-round pick of the Giants in 2011. Austin missed all of his rookie season with a torn pectoral muscle and played in just eight games last year for the Giants, who cut him after the last preseason game. Austin was then picked up by the Dolphins but cut two weeks ago.

2013-2014 COWBOYS ROSTER - Dallas adds DT Marvin Austin to Marinelli’s Misfits - Austin vs. NYJ

The Cowboys had an open spot on the roster having putting defensive end Edgar Jones (groin) on injured reserve.

Austin is a former college teammate of Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter, who was also taken in the second round of the 2011 draft.

2013-2014 COWBOYS ROSTER - Dallas adds DT Marvin Austin to Marinelli’s Misfits - Austin vs. Witten

Today, coach Jason Garrett commented on Austin’s versatility as a tackle, stating, “he can play both defensive tackle spots.”

“What we know about him is a lot of really positive things,” Garrett said. “There are some positive physical traits and some positive character personality traits you want to tap into it. You want to give a guy a blank slate when he comes in and hopefully the environment you create for him brings out the best in him.”

Austin is yet another player high-profile college player whom the Cowboys have added to bolster the defensive line depth, along with George Selvie and Drake Nevis, a former LSU All-American and third-round pick. Selvie was a college standout at South Florida but taken in the seventh round.

2013-2014 COWBOYS ROSTER - Dallas adds DT Marvin Austin to Marinelli’s Misfits - Dallas Cowboys player profile

The Cowboys have also signed veteran Jarius Wynn last week and played him in the game against Philadelphia. Jason Vega was signed last week to make his Cowboys debut with DeMarcus Ware ailing.

Overall, 14 different defensive linemen have suited up for the Dallas Cowboys in the first seven games.

The Dallas Cowboys are hoping Marvin Austin is ready to become the 15th this weekend in Detroit.

New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow (5) looks to throw his touchdown pass to Patriots wide receiver Quentin Sims (84) over New York Giants defensive tackle Marvin Austin (96) during the fourth quarter of an NFL preseason football game Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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