FRISCO, Texas – The Cowboys have added a veteran pass rusher to their defensive line rotation.
Ryan Davis, a three-year veteran with 11 career sacks, has officially signed following a scheduled workout on Tuesday.
Davis (6-2, 275) was waived by the Jacksonville Jaguars at final cuts. Undrafted out of Bethune-Cookman in 2012, he spent the last three seasons with the Jaguars, producing 26 tackles, 11 sacks, 3 pass breakups, 3 forced fumbles and an interception in 34 games (no starts).
Pass rush depth is a well-documented need for Rod Marinelli's defense. Defensive ends DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory are currently on the Reserve/Suspended list, and although the team likes its young talent, Davis now has the most career sacks of anyone on the current active roster. Lawrence, who is eligible to come off Reserve/Suspended after Week 4, has 10 in two seasons.
Davis fills the open roster spot created by cornerback Dax Swanson's release on Monday.
The Cowboys also signed cornerback Sammy Seamster to the practice squad and waived tight end Austin Traylor.