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Cowboys add a defensive end

Jason Garrett AP

The Cowboys came into camp with deficiencies on the defensive line and things have only gotten worse since they arrived in Oxnard.

Second-round pick DeMarcus Lawrence broke his foot, defensive tackle Terrell McClain has a sprained ankle and defensive end Ben Bass is dealing with a hamstring injury. On top of that, Anthony Spencer and Amobi Okoye are on procedural lists that bar them from practicing.

If nothing else, the Cowboys need some healthy bodies to get through practice and they added one on Friday. Agent Brett Tessler announced that his client Ken Boatright has signed a two-year deal with the team.

Boatright, a defensive end, spent a portion of camp with the Seahawks after signing as an undrafted free agent last year and some more time on Seattle’s offseason roster this year before being cut loose. He’s never played in a regular season game.

Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com reports that the team could also sign defensive end Adewale Ojomo, who was released by the Titans following a solicitation arrest. Boatright, Ojomo and Cory Henry all worked out for the Cowboys on Friday.

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37 Responses to “Cowboys add a defensive end”
  1. slick50ks says: Aug 1, 2014 5:41 PM

    That is a ton of suck.

  2. fissels says: Aug 1, 2014 5:48 PM

    They need a miracle at DE

  3. 4thquartermagic says: Aug 1, 2014 5:54 PM

    Jokes aside, Dallas is already decimated by injuries on defense.

    Gonna be shootouts every week for Romo and Co.

  4. jrcowboy49 says: Aug 1, 2014 6:08 PM

    Jerrah is missing that 3rd round draft pick now!

  5. youngosays says: Aug 1, 2014 6:16 PM

    time to host fan try outs. lol those playoffs tickets mailed to fans are useless

  6. jlbutler66 says: Aug 1, 2014 6:16 PM

    Unless things take stunning turn for the better by the end of the year we could be looking for defensive help at super markets and construction sites. This could turn out to be worse then it was when Rob Ryan was trying to do something with very limited heathy talent and we know how that turned out. I just ordered a case of Pepto just in case. This could get real ugly. Let’s hope the offense can light em up big time that could be our only hope of anything close to a wining season if keeps up.

  7. cowboysmb3dw28 says: Aug 1, 2014 6:21 PM

    Is it bad to be a fan of a team and dreading the season? The Cowboys are gonna put up some points no doubt, but I am fearing the amount of points opponents are gonna put up.
    If the entire Dallas defense combined gets 10 sacks I’ll be surprised at this rate.

  8. jerrysglassescleaner says: Aug 1, 2014 6:25 PM

    Nothing is going to stop America’s team from going to the Superbowl and win it. #thisisouryear

  9. sportsfan18 says: Aug 1, 2014 6:30 PM

    4thquartermagic says:
    Aug 1, 2014 5:54 PM
    Jokes aside, Dallas is already decimated by injuries on defense.

    Gonna be shootouts every week for Romo and Co.

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    Even without ANY injuries on the defense they still would have been in shootouts each game…

  10. cwon14 says: Aug 1, 2014 6:31 PM

    How is Gardner looking?

  11. SeattleJones says: Aug 1, 2014 6:32 PM

    This should be an enjoyable season for haters of the Dallas Cowboys.

  12. howleyesque says: Aug 1, 2014 6:38 PM

    Well Rod, time for more Leatherneck magic.

  13. Bearfan54 says: Aug 1, 2014 6:47 PM

    Time to give Urlacher a call. He might not be a defensive end but at least he’s healthy. I’m not a big Dallas fan but I feel bad for the team and their fans. And I keep wanting to blame Jerry for this mess.

  14. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 1, 2014 7:15 PM

    They will need help at DE to get through preseason games and then they hope Spencer is ready to go week one.

  15. robjr50 says: Aug 1, 2014 7:45 PM

    they can’t even get to the regular season and the injuries are mounting already. the biggest need on the team is at the GM position.

  16. junebug42 says: Aug 1, 2014 8:06 PM

    There in trouble!!!!! No D-line unproven safety, Lb corp is weak, Claiborne is a bust & Carr isn’t playing up to his contract & Orlando Scandrick is to busy with Basketbal Wives…

  17. 88xfactor says: Aug 1, 2014 8:16 PM

    Jerry loves to push you guys buttons.Maybe if you stop commenting on what he says and does, he’ll shut up. But you gotta give it to JJ. There is no other NFL owner like Jerry Jones. He will probably be the most famous owner in NFL history. And he’s got rings.” Is that hate I smell” LOL!!

  18. brokebackbrees says: Aug 1, 2014 8:23 PM

    Breaking news, Jerry jones signed him to a 14 year 1.1 billion dollar contract. With 950 million guaranteed.

  19. jimatmad says: Aug 1, 2014 8:29 PM

    8-8 is going to feel like the ‘good old days’ before this debacle plays out.

  20. jimatmad says: Aug 1, 2014 8:31 PM

    The only personnel move that could save the Cowboys would be if Jerry Jones would fire his General Manager.

  21. kylexitron says: Aug 1, 2014 9:04 PM

    Ken Boatright has a superbowl ring, which is more than can be said for pretty much all the other cowboys and it will remain that way.

  22. texansdan says: Aug 1, 2014 9:19 PM

    Can we please stop calling them “America’s Team” now? It’s insulting to America.

  23. jsrdc says: Aug 1, 2014 9:46 PM

    Oh, how predictable you haters are. If the Dallas D is going to be so bad, you don’t have to be on here saying anything about it. Their play on the field will say it all.

    The bottom line is ALL TEAMS have injured players. ALL teams have serious and minor injuries. But the press loves to spotlight the Cowboys injured players.

    Bottom line? Most of these guys will be back before week one. Lawrence will likely be active by week 5 at the latest, and the Cowboys D will be in the middle of the pack by the end of the season. That will equate to a playoff berth (if the O-line protects Romo and keeps him on his feet like is predicted)because the Offense will be very potent.

    I will check back with you haters then.

  24. karlw68 says: Aug 1, 2014 10:13 PM

    I am not a Dallas fan,but 7-9 or 8-8 seems realistic if not 6-10.Just no defense at all.The leadership they had is gone.

  25. sportstalkprofessional says: Aug 1, 2014 10:34 PM

    5-11

  26. elrock7 says: Aug 1, 2014 10:46 PM

    You cant do anything but laugh at this joke of a franchise.

    I feel for their fans, worst owner, and an even worse GM…Wow!

  27. realitycheckbaby says: Aug 1, 2014 10:46 PM

    Wow.

    Was excited.

    Thought it said “Cowboys add a defense.”

  28. trailbuddy says: Aug 1, 2014 11:28 PM

    Last year we lost to Denver 51-48. I expect many more losses like that this year.

  29. thereyougo2 says: Aug 1, 2014 11:33 PM

    Dallas through its owner is making a mockery of the league. With the most outrageous stadium in the world used for any purpose to make the mortgage payments they have not fielded a competive professional football team in years.

    Is it any wonder there are NFL owners like Ross in Miami and Snakeinthewoods in Cleveland who are allowed to own teams. Since Goodell has become commissioner the handwriting on the wall becomes darker and darker.

    Now you have pro football 24/7 on the league network along with Monday, Thursday, Saturday at end of season and the entire day and night on Sunday. Endless ads that overwhelm the actual game. At least one stop for review each quarter and the players are not permitted to tackle above the shoulders, below the knees or from behind at pads and please don’t hurt that quarterback .

  30. thereyougo2 says: Aug 1, 2014 11:37 PM

    Thanks Roger for your improvements we so look forward to this years ADS.

  31. jayblack073 says: Aug 2, 2014 12:13 AM

    The Cowboys are now officially America’s Circus, sorry Jets.

  32. footballfan14 says: Aug 2, 2014 12:54 AM

    No offense to Boatright but ouch. He’s just not a legit NFL caliber 53 man guy, at least not what you want on your roster. Hopefully he has improved since SIU. This just shows you how thin Dallas is! Ouch!

  33. gavriloprincip33 says: Aug 2, 2014 4:51 AM

    88xfactor says:
    Aug 1, 2014 8:16 PM

    There is no other NFL owner like Jerry Jones.

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    You are right because as an owner, he is outstanding but unfortunately, there are few – if any – GM’s less competent…

  34. cjweber5187 says: Aug 2, 2014 5:00 AM

    Breaking news, Jerry jones signed him to a 14 year 1.1 billion dollar contract. With 950 million guaranteed.
    ——————————————————————————–

    Romo got another deal? Lol

  35. blankonmymind says: Aug 2, 2014 12:15 PM

    eagles fans have voodoo dolls I think.

  36. alongthegulf says: Aug 2, 2014 1:39 PM

    This is a direct result of Jerry favoring offense over defense. He believes offense puts butts in seats and sells merchandise. That’s the bottom line with Jerry.

  37. simonator917 says: Aug 2, 2014 4:04 PM

    They’re going to have it use that shiny new offensive line and run the ball more than they have of late. That, and maybe Rod Marinelli will have to be able to push all the right buttons to get the most out of his players. Otherwise it’s gonna be a loooooooooooong season in Big D.

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