The Cowboys are making a signing, but it’s not the one fans wanted. It is a signing, however, that’s more needed right now.
The team is signing cornerback Mackensie Alexander to its practice squad, according to his agents, David Canter and Ness Mugrabi.
Alexander, 29, was a second-round choice of the Vikings in 2016. He has remained a free agent since the Dolphins reached an injury settlement with him Aug. 23.
Alexander underwent groin surgery this summer.
He has played six seasons, five with the Vikings and one with the Bengals, and has made 201 tackles, 4.5 sacks, three interceptions and 32 pass breakups.