IRVING, Texas – Last year, the Cowboys picked up a former standout at South Florida who had yet to blossom as an NFL player. But by the end of the season,
Now, the Cowboys are trying their luck again with a similar scenario.
The Cowboys have signed their first free agent of the offseason, picking up defensive tackle Terrell McClain, who played in all 16 last year for the Texans.
Listed 6-2, 300, McClain played the nose tackle last year in Wade Phillips’ 3-4 scheme but is a likely fit for the 1-technique.
He could’ve been a restricted free agent but the Texans opted not to issue him a tender, making him unrestricted.
In 16 games last year as a backup player, McClain was credited with just 10 tackles.
The Cowboys used
A third-round pick (65th overall) of the Panthers in 2011, McClain started 12 games as a rookie, with 19 tackles and one sack. He played four games in 2012 with the Panthers, before he signed with the Patriots for a week and then Houston.
This signing likely won’t affect the team’s decision to sign either