The Cowboys are taking the week off from playing games, but there’s no rest for the turnover that’s been going on along the defensive line all season.
Dallas shuffled up the deck up front once again on Tuesday, signing defensive tackle Corvey Irvin and saying goodbye to defensive end Caesar Rayford. Irvin was one of several players who worked out for the Cowboys on Tuesday and impressed the team enough to earn a job.
Irvin was a third-round pick of the Panthers in 2009, but moved onto being a journeyman after playing just two games with Carolina. He spent time with the Jaguars in 2011 and played 12 games for the Buccaneers last season before spending training camp with the Bears this year. He didn’t make the team and was out of work until Tuesday.
The Cowboys traded a conditional draft pick to Indianapolis to acquire Rayford, who flashed some strong pass rushing skills in the preseason. They never showed up in the regular season, however, and the former CFL player wasn’t seeing much playing time even with the myriad injuries the Cowboys have had to deal with up front.