The Cowboys have signed a handful of unrestricted free agents in the last week, all of them on the offensive and defensive lines. It appears their next signing will address the trenches as well.
After signing defensive linemen Marcus Spears and Kenyon Coleman in recent days, team vice president Stephen Jones said on Monday the team is "real close" to re-signing five-year veteran defensive end Jason Hatcher, and that he believed a deal would be finalized by Monday evening.
Hatcher already seems to have made up his mind. Just a few days after changing his Twitter profile picture to the NFL shield, he switched to the Cowboys' blue star logo on Monday afternoon, and gave further reason to believe he had reached an agreement with the team.
"Thank you pops.. You told me you had me.. You came through.. #blessed," he tweeted.
Hatcher was the Cowboys' third-round pick in 2006 out of Grambling. He has played in 75 games with the team with just one start, playing mostly on third downs and in a rotation. He has 7.5 career sacks.
Jones didn't say how long the deal would keep Hatcher with the Cowboys.