Looking for rushers, Cowboys give Martez Wilson a shot

AP

The Saints spent the offseason picking up former Cowboys to help flesh out a new defense.

Now the Cowboys are returning the favor.

According to Carlos Mendez of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Cowboys have signed linebacker Martez Wilson, with hopes he can play some defensive end.

The former third-round pick of the Saints out of Illinois was cut after four games this year. An elbow injury in training camp set him back, and he never delivered on his pass-rush potential with the Saints. He spent three weeks with the Raiders but was released again last week.

The Cowboys cut defensive tackle Everett Dawkins to make room for him on the roster.