The Cowboys have signed rookie tight end Asa Watson, the club said Thursday.
Watson’s agreement with Dallas was reported by PFT’s Mike Florio last night.
The 24-year-old Watson was waived by New England last week, three days after the club’s preseason opener. A North Carolina State product, Watson caught 27 passes in four collegiate seasons (2009-2010, 2012-2013). He redshirted in 2011 after heart surgery.
In a corresponding roster move, Dallas waived first-year tight end Dallas Walker.
The Cowboys have five tight ends on their roster. Dallas plays its second exhibition on Saturday against Baltimore.