FRISCO, Texas – With pass rush depth a clear offseason priority, the Cowboys agreed to terms with free agent defensive end Damontre Moore.
Moore, 24, has 10 career sacks on four teams over the last four seasons. The Texas native and former Texas A&M standout spent most of his first three seasons with the New York Giants, who drafted him in the third round in 2013.
Waived by the Giants late in the 2015 season, he has since played in seven games with the Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks.
The Cowboys ranked 13th in the NFL with 36 sacks last season, a solid improvement over the previous two years. But there are question marks at the defensive end spot.
Jack Crawford, who started 10 games at defensive end last season, signed a free-agent deal with the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday. Randy Gregory is suspended by the NFL for at least one year for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. DeMarcus Lawrence (back) and Tyrone Crawford (shoulder) had surgery in January, though head coach Jason Garrett recently said both players are progressing well.
The Cowboys did issue an exclusive rights tender to keep free agent end/tackle David Irving in Dallas for 2017.
Moore could help the group, too, as the Cowboys continue looking for more ways to pressure the quarterback.