PRO: In looking to again revamp the club’s offensive line, the Dallas Cowboys went after Nate Livings in free agency. In Livings, the club lands a young but experienced guard that has started all 32 games through the previous two seasons while with the Cincinnati Bengals. Livings looks to step in and win a starting spot on a line in which both guard spots are open for competition. He originally came into the league as a collegiate free agent with Cincinnati in 2006 and earned his stripes, spending two-plus seasons on the Bengals practice squad before earning his shot as a starting lineman.
3/16/12: Signed with Dallas as an unrestricted free agent.
3/29/10: Re-signed with Cincinnati as an exclusive rights free agent.
11/17/08: Signed to Cincinnati’s active roster.
8/31/08: Released by Cincinnati and signed to the practice squad (9/3).
9/1/07: Released by Cincinnati and signed to the practice squad (9/2).
9/2/06: Released by Cincinnati and signed to the practice squad (9/4).
5/5/06: Signed with Cincinnati as a rookie free agent.
• For the second consecutive season started all 16 games at guard for the Bengals.
• Helped the offense tie for fourth in the league in fewest sacks allowed (25).
• Re-signed with the Bengals as an exclusive rights free agent prior to the preseason and started all 16 games for the first time in his career.
• Returned to Cincinnati entrenched as the team’s starting left guard but injured his knee in the opener, missing the next two games.
• For the season played in 14 games with nine starts, playing mainly on special teams for Games 4-7 before returning to the starting offensive lineup for Game 9 due to his ankle injury.
• Had the same fortunes as the previous two seasons, going to camp with Cincinnati, getting waived at the final cut date and signing to the practice squad.
• Signed to the Bengals active roster on Nov. 17 and started the remaining six games.
• Made his NFL debut as a starter at Pittsburgh (11/20).
• Helped the club average 167.0 rushing yards-per-game over the final three contests, including totals of 171 and 111 by Cedric Benson over the final two.
• Returned to Cincinnati for training camp, was again released at the end and signed to the club’s practice squad.
• Was on the Bengals practice roster for the first 15 games of the season, signed to the active roster but was inactive for the season finale.
• Signed with the Bengals as a rookie free agent, played in all four preseason games but was released at the end of the preseason.
• Immediately signed to Cincinnati’s practice squad where he remained for the entire season.
• Lettered four years at LSU and started 34 games, helping the school to the 2003 BCS national title.
• Started all 13 games as a senior - 12 at left guard and one at left tackle. Was flagged for just one penalty the entire season.
• As a junior, started eight games at right tackle and three on the same side at guard.
• Made 10 starts at left guard during the Tigers national championship run.
• Was a member of the New Orleans Times-Picayune Top-16 Blue Chip List as a senior at Washington-Marion High School in Lake Charles, La.
• Was a general studies major at LSU.
• Participated in various community events while with the Cincinnati Bengals.• 2012 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp.