Cowboys sign TE Asa Watson

AP

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.