Cowboys add a defensive end


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 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.

37 responses to “Cowboys add a defensive end

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  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.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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…

  7. 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!!

  8. 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.

  9. 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 .

  10. 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!

  11. 88xfactor says:
    Aug 1, 2014 8:16 PM

    There is no other NFL owner like Jerry Jones.


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

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

    Romo got another deal? Lol

  13. 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.

  14. 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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