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Cowboys Adding Linebacker Depth With Orie Lemon

Posted Nov 21, 2013


IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys will add a player they’re familiar with as they enter the weekend with some uncertainty about the health of their linebackers.

Orie Lemon, who signed with Dallas after going undrafted out of Oklahoma State in 2011, will rejoin the Cowboys from the Cardinals’ practice squad. The move bolsters a linebacker spot in need of some depth.

Sean Lee and Justin Durant both haven’t practiced this week after hamstring injuries sustained against the Saints.

The move could also be protection for DeVonte Holloman, who’s been battling a neck injury and just went through contact for the first time since the spinal contusion. The team was going to see how the rookie responded to that.

Lemon was with the Chiefs and Cardinals this year after playing in five games for the Cowboys in 2012. He registered a combined five tackles with Dallas last year before going on injured reserve after hurting his hamstring while playing special teams in the Nov. 4 tilt against the Falcons.

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