In need of adding depth to the cornerback position, the Cowboys will likely sign veteran journeyman Frank Walker, a nine-year pro who is now with his sixth pro team.
Walker (5-11, 196), was recently cut by the Titans in training camp. He was signed by the Vikings last season where he had 17 tackles and one interception in 12 games.
Throughout his career, Walker has been mostly a nickel corner, although he does have 17 starts, but only 10 since his rookie season with the Giants, who drafted him out of Tuskegee in 2003 in the sixth round.
Walker will likely have to play Sunday in San Francisco, considering Orlando Scandrick isn't expected to play and Terence Newman hasn't played a snap since last year's season finale. Add in the fact Mike Jenkins suffered three different injuries last week in New York, at times leaving just Bryan McCann and Alan Ball to man the cornerback spot.
To make room for Walker, the Cowboys will need to release someone, but they won't have to turn that move into the league office until 3 p.m. (CDT).
Spots where the Cowboys are somewhat heavy in numbers include tight end, where Martellus Bennett could come back this week, which could make Martin Rucker expendable. The Cowboys also have six wide receivers after adding veteran Laurent Robinson last week. Robinson injured his hamstring in his first practice and was not active against the Jets.