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Cowboys bring in Dante Rosario

Dante Rosario, Thomas Davis AP

The Cowboys added some depth and versatility at tight end, signing journeyman Dante Rosario Monday, the team announced.

Rosario, who has been with the Panthers, Dolphins, Broncos and Chargers, has some value as a receiver, an H-back and a special teamer. He has 99 catches in seven seasons, the best a last-second, game-winning touchdown for the Panthers at San Diego in 2008.

To make room for him on the roster, the Cowboys waived rookie tight end Paul Freedman.

The Cowboys have talked about using more two-tight end sets, and while that will be Jason Witten and Gavin Escobar, Rosario is a versatile player who might help.

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12 Responses to “Cowboys bring in Dante Rosario”
  1. godofwine330 says: Jun 3, 2013 2:06 PM

    So, Freedman is free to sign with any team?

    Sorry, couldn’t resist.

  2. storebrandcookies says: Jun 3, 2013 2:06 PM

    You forgot to mention James Hanna, he showed some growing strides late in the year last season.

  3. bigdinla says: Jun 3, 2013 2:08 PM

    More typical Jerry stupidity. Drafted Hannah last year ad Escobar this year and sign a journeyman? Should have just kept Phillips. He already knew the system. I guess Cowboys will unveil the new 4 TE offense.

  4. dirtybird28 says: Jun 3, 2013 2:19 PM

    James Hanna?

  5. romoscollarbone says: Jun 3, 2013 2:24 PM

    Can you say, camp body?

  6. daysend564 says: Jun 3, 2013 2:30 PM

    Hannah and Escobar are receiving TEs that have little abiltities in the blocking game.

    Rosario has a history of being H-back, Fullback, TE, as well as a good special teams players. He offers versatility and veteran presence should anything happen to Witten.

    The more likely scenario is that Vickers has been put on notice.

  7. chuckishustle says: Jun 3, 2013 2:38 PM

    Not a pass rusher or O-lineman in site huh? Thanks Jerry! You keep adding those “weapons” *flips desk*
    -My “fan hood” is officially a free agent, I can’t take it anymore, 16 year Cowboy fan… I hear the Packers have room on the bandwagon!

  8. mazblast says: Jun 3, 2013 2:50 PM

    Ah, that all-important “veteran presence”. It may make all the difference between 7-9 and 6-10.

  9. jsrdc says: Jun 3, 2013 3:10 PM

    @ bigdinla,

    “More typical Jerry stupidity. Drafted Hannah last year ad Escobar this year and sign a journeyman? Should have just kept Phillips. He already knew the system. I guess Cowboys will unveil the new 4 TE offense.”

    What do you really bring to the table with this hater post? Rosario was likely brought in to take the place of FB Vickers at a lower price. He can block, catch, has decent athleticism, is only 28, and can play special teams. This is a solid veteran signing at a low price.

  10. darocnessmonsta says: Jun 3, 2013 3:17 PM

    More typical Jerry stupidity. Drafted Hannah last year ad Escobar this year and sign a journeyman? Should have just kept Phillips. He already knew the system. I guess Cowboys will unveil the new 4 TE offense.

    He Does Know the System The Chargers and The Cowboys have always been known to run the same system while Norv Turner Was their coach that should be obvious since Garrett Was a Backup to Aikman While Norv Was The O.C.

  11. marcolamorsa says: Jun 3, 2013 3:41 PM

    Might as well put all our Tight ends on the oline.

  12. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jun 3, 2013 9:15 PM

    The Cowboys appear to be going to the two TE sets more this season while no fullback has been seen at OTAs.

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