Cowboys Sign Young DT Gerald Dixon Jr. To Help With Depth Concerns

OXNARD, Calif. – While they wait to determine what they'll do at the quarterback position, the Cowboys are making moves on other areas of the roster.

The team worked out two players on Wednesday morning – former South Carolina defensive lineman Gerald Dixon, Jr. and former Kentucky safety A.J. Stamps.

It remains to be seen if they'll add Stamps, but Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones confirmed the team had signed Dixon to help with injuries along the defensive line. Dixon confirmed the news himself from his personal Twitter account.

https://twitter.com/DixonJr92/status/760923898619711488

Dixon's addition makes sense. Tyrone Crawford has missed the first two padded practices with a back injury, while Terrell McClain sat out Tuesday with a toe problem. While at South Carolina, Dixon made 102 career tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss and four sacks in 37 career games.

To make room for Dixon on the roster, the team released safety Rolan Milligan, who has been dealing with a foot injury. They also parted ways with offensive tackle Darryl Baldwin. That currently leaves them with one open roster spot heading into their third padded practice on Thursday afternoon.

-- David Helman

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