IRVING, Texas --The Cowboys added a fourth quarterback to the training camp roster -- and familiar competition for third-stringer Stephen McGee -- by claiming Rudy Carpenter off waivers from the Buccaneers.
This will be Carpenter's second stint with Dallas. He went to camp with the Cowboys as a rookie free agent in 2009 and spent half the season on the practice squad before the Buccaneers signed him to their active roster.
Carpenter has alternated between Tampa Bay's active roster and practice squad over the last three seasons, making one regular-season appearance.
In his lone 2009 preseason action with the Cowboys, he completed 12 of 18 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown. It wasn't enough to beat out McGee, then one of two fourth-round draft picks.
Now it appears both -- and perhaps more by training camp -- will vie for a job behind starter Tony Romo and newly-signed backup Kyle Orton. McGee is entering the final year of his rookie contract.