The Cowboys signed two defensive linemen last week, but they are already in the market for more.
Defensive end Cameron Sheffield is out for a couple of weeks with a groin injury and defensive tackle Ike Igbinosun is sidelined by an ankle injury, adding to the injury woes on the defensive line that also include the loss of Tyrone Crawford for the season and Jay Ratliff and Anthony Spencer for shorter periods of time. That led the team to work out three defensive players on Tuesday.
Eric Bakhtiari played five games for the Niners last season and three games for the Titans in 2009 with stops on various other rosters scattered in between and is the best-known of the trio. He was mostly a special teamer in San Francisco and was listed on the roster as a linebacker, but the fact that he’s a healthy body might be enough to overcome a lack of positional fit. Defensive tackle Toby Jackson, who went undrafted in the recent Supplemental Draft, and defensive tackle Bobby Skinner were the other two players working out.
Guard Rokevious Watkins, a 2012 fifth-round pick who was released by the Rams last week after showing up to camp overweight, also worked out for the Cowboys.