IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys have signed yet another defensive end to the mix, adding Jason Vega, who was recently cut by the Patriots.
Vega has played the last two seasons in the CFL with Winnipeg, but signed with New England in January. He spent all offseason with the Patriots but was released last week.
The 6-4, 255-pounder was on the field Wednesday wearing No. 61. The Cowboys had open roster spots after releasing three players on Monday.
- The Cowboys welcomed back rookie safety
J.J. Wilcoxto practice Wednesday. The third-round pick from Georgia Southern left the team to be with his family and mourn the death of his ailing mother, who passed away last week. Wilcox was back in his normal spot, working with the second unit on defense and on a few special teams units.
- The club appeared to be working on a few contingency plans on the offensive line Wednesday. The first unit consisted of
Doug Freeplaying right guard and Jermey Parnellat right tackle. That move would also deplete the tackle depth, considering Parnell is expected to be the swing tackle. Free has only played tackle in his career but in the offseason, team owner Jerry Jones hinted Free had the versatility to move inside.
The Cowboys are likely working on different looks until Ron Leary (knee scope) returns.
- No big surprises Wednesday in terms of attendance. Offensive players not practicing included
Lance Dunbar, Ron Leary, Nate Livingsand Ryan Cook. On defense, Morris Claiborne, Matt Johnson, Eric Frampton, Brandon Magee, Ernie Sims, Jay Ratliffand Anthony Spencerwere not participating.