IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys were busy making some roster moves on Tuesday, many of which are domino-effects of the injury situation to both DeMarcus Ware and DeMarco Murray. And perhaps, it could be with Jay Ratliff in mind, too.
The Cowboys officially waived defensive end David Carter and cornerback Chris Greenwood. They signed veteran defensive end Jarius Wynn, who worked out for the team on Monday and has four years of experience, including a Super Bowl ring with the Packers in 2010. They also signed running back Davin Meggett, who has been with the Colts and Texans the last two years. A former standout at Maryland, Meggett is the son of former Giants RB David Meggett.
The Cowboys had an open practice squad spot after signing Cameron Lawrence to the active roster on Friday.
But when the dust settled on Tuesday, the Cowboys have one spot open on the roster. And with Ratliff now eligible to return from PUP (Physically Unable to Perform), there would need to be an open roster spot for him to be signed.
Still, owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday morning on his radio show regarding Ratliff: "We've got a situation that's not positive as to him getting out on the field. We're going to see this week what we're going to do this week, technically."
With Ware likely out this week, the Cowboys will need help up front. Wynn should be able to provide some depth behind George Selvie and Kyle Wilber. The club is hoping Edgar Jones (groin) can make it back along with backup Caesar Rayford. The Cowboys can also use the open spot for practice squad defensive end Jason Vega, if it's not for Ratliff.
[embedded_ad] At running back, Meggett will help in practice and the scout team. With Murray (sprained knee) expected to miss 2-3 weeks, and Lance Dunbar (hamstring) still out, the Cowboys are down to just Joseph Randle and Phillip Tanner on the active roster.