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Cowboys awarded Thaddeus Gibson on waivers


The Cowboys were awarded veteran defensive end Thaddeus Gibson on waivers from Tennessee on Tuesday, the NFL disclosed in its daily transactions.

Gibson, 26, has had stints with Tennessee, Chicago, Houston, Washington, San Francisco and Pittsburgh. Gibson (6-2, 243) was a fourth-round pick of the Steelers in 2010.

Dallas also signed undrafted rookie defensive tackle Travis Chappelear, who played collegiately at Northwest Missouri State. The Patriots released Chappelear on August 2. Previously, Chappelear (6-5, 263) had a brief stint with Cincinnati in the spring.

In other moves disclosed by the NFL, the Cowboys waived-injured tackle James Nelson and waived long-snapper P.J. Mangieri on Tuesday. The club also waived linebacker Monte Taylor off injured reserve with an injury settlement.

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5 Responses to “Cowboys awarded Thaddeus Gibson on waivers”
  1. bigbadal21 says: Aug 13, 2013 8:17 PM

    This will be his 7th team since 2010. He must be one of those do good at practice and tryouts but suck in games type of player.

  2. jerrysglassescleaner says: Aug 13, 2013 8:28 PM

    A lot of journeymen out there have come through Dallas and then they hit Stardom, then overvalue themselves and wants Jerry to pay up big, then when Jerry refuses, they go somewhere else and SUCK! I hope that Mr.Gibson realizes that if his production becomes great, its because of the attention the other players are getting. Look what happened to Laurant Robinson.

  3. materialman80 says: Aug 13, 2013 10:23 PM

    Dallas will suck as usual so they need all the help they can get.

  4. raiderufan says: Aug 14, 2013 7:19 AM

    Chappelear weighs in at 6-5 , 263? At DT?

    I can guess why his career has been a struggle to this point….

  5. steelerben says: Aug 14, 2013 1:34 PM


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