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Cowboys reportedly intend to sign Demetress Bell

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The Cowboys thought about moving on from right tackle Doug Free at points this offseason and spoke to various veteran free agent options, but they ultimately wound up cutting Free’s pay in half instead.

That doesn’t mean they will stand pat at tackle, however. Todd Archer of reports that the Cowboys, who open camp in Oxnard, California this weekend, plan to sign former Eagle Demetress Bell. Per Archer, Bell needs to pass a physical before any deal would become official.

Bell struggled mightily with the Eagles last year after signing with them as part of the team’s plan to deal with Jason Peters‘ Achilles injury. He was beated out by King Dunlap for the starting left tackle job and wound up playing just nine games in Philly before getting released early this offseason. He was more successful during his years with the Bills, but Bell has always been a player who looked the part more than he actually played in on Sundays.

That said, Free and Jermey Parnell are set to compete for the right tackle job and their play last season leaves no reason to think it is a bad idea to have some other options available.

Archer reports that the Cowboys also plan to sign quarterback Alex Tanney and wide receiver Lavasier Tuinei assuming they pass their physicals. That would leave them with one open roster spot to fill as camp gets underway.

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14 Responses to “Cowboys reportedly intend to sign Demetress Bell”
  1. fatediesel says: Jul 19, 2013 12:07 PM

    Anytime there’s a story on Bell it should be mentioned that Karl Malone is his dad and that Malone was 20 and Bell’s mom was 13 when she got pregnant.

  2. officialgame says: Jul 19, 2013 12:19 PM

    One of the worst tackles I have ever seen play. Slow feet and slower brain. The guy is human sieve.

  3. mp4philly says: Jul 19, 2013 12:22 PM

    The worst offensive lineman I’ve ever seen play at any level.

  4. philsphan34 says: Jul 19, 2013 12:31 PM

    Best Friday news any Eagles fan could have

  5. mdpickles says: Jul 19, 2013 12:45 PM

    You hear that? That was every DLineman in the NFC east applauding approval.

  6. mjzaky says: Jul 19, 2013 12:53 PM

    Jason Pierre-Paul and the Giants defensive line approve this message.

  7. mjzaky says: Jul 19, 2013 1:01 PM

    Of course the Cowboys would watch Anthony Spencer and DeMarcus Ware smoke this guy and think ‘that guy – the turnstile – I want him on our team!’


  8. steelcurtain9 says: Jul 19, 2013 1:04 PM

    Why sign Bell, when Eric Winston is still available?

  9. mpcny says: Jul 19, 2013 1:18 PM

    You guys got it all wrong. No matter how bad you think Bell is, the cowboys must feel he has a chance to be an upgrade over Doug Free (free pass to the qb or the auto flag machine)

    Also bet he is signed for close to the min veteran salary for 2 years with some incentives. Nothing costly for them to look at him.

  10. schmitty2 says: Jul 19, 2013 1:49 PM

    Well at least it’s RT so Romo will at least see the defender coming before he gets pummeled.

  11. bleedgreen says: Jul 19, 2013 2:24 PM

    He was WHAT by King Dunlap? He was ‘beated out’? Really?

    But seriously, if King Dunlap beats you in camp… just quit. You’re awful.

  12. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Jul 19, 2013 3:22 PM

    Any team that thinks Demetress Bell is an upgrade has no business being rated #14 in the league.

  13. marylandcowboy says: Jul 19, 2013 5:00 PM

    This is just for injury back up. This guy sucks we all know that but if Free or Parnell either one gets hurt the other one can then split time with Bell. I guarantee that he signed for the league minimum and Winston wants around 3 milllion so if you look at our cap situation, now that we kept Free the Cowboys really can’t afford Winston.

  14. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 19, 2013 9:13 PM

    Bell was horrible with the Eagles in filling in for Peters. I’m not feeling this move at all. Look out Romo!

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