The Cowboys are struggling to keep healthy defensive linemen on the field, so they turned to a guy who has struggled to stay healthy and on a field.
The team announced they signed defensive tackle Marvin Austin.
Austin was a second-round pick by the Giants in 2011, but he sat out his rookie year because of a chest injury, after sitting out his 2010 season at North Carolina because of an NCAA violation.
He played eight games with the Giants last year, but was released in final cuts and had a cup of coffee with the Dolphins.
The Cowboys have been in flux up front since the offseason, with Jay Ratliff never getting on the field and Anthony Spencer on injured reserve. Throw in a short-term injury for DeMarcus Ware, and they have a lot of money tied up in linemen not playing.