IRVING, Texas – One of the team's newest players didn't last very long.
The Cowboys have already cut ties with offensive tackle Jordan Mills, who was waived on Monday, nearly a week after being claimed off waivers from the Bears.
Mills, who started 29 games for Chicago the past two years, joined the Cowboys, only to suffer a foot injury in practice last week. Mills returned to practice Friday but was one of the seven inactive player for Sunday night's game with the Giants.
While the Cowboys might still make some roster move to replace some of the injured players on the roster such as Dez Bryant, this move was likely made to add another lineman.
The Cowboys are expected to sign veteran Charles Brown, who worked out for the Cowboys last week but didn't sign. NFL rules state vested veterans on the rosters in Week 1 will have their full salaries guaranteed for the entire season. So Brown joining the team in Week 2 means he could be here for a limited time and if the Cowboys decide to part ways, it won't cost them on the cap all season.
Brown could be the answer at swing tackle over Darrion Weems, or maybe just to add depth and experience to the line. Two of the top backups – Weems and La'el Collins – have yet to play a game in the NFL's regular season.