Dallas Cowboys

Cowboys sign guard Jonathan Cooper for playoff depth

Former Cleveland Browns offensive guard Jonathan Cooper worked out for the Dallas Cowboys Tuesday and signed him on Wednesday for depth during the playoffs.
Former Cleveland Browns offensive guard Jonathan Cooper worked out for the Dallas Cowboys Tuesday and signed him on Wednesday for depth during the playoffs. AP

The Dallas Cowboys signed free agent guard Jonathan Cooper on Wednesday to provide depth during the playoffs.

Cooper, a former 2013 first-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals, was released last week by the Cleveland Browns.

He was traded by the Cardinals to the New England Patriots in the off-season before being released in October and joining the Browns.

Cooper has 14 career starts and is a veteran insurance option in the playoffs because of injury concerns with Ron Leary (back) and La’el Collins, who is expected to be recalled from injury reserve after missing the last 13 games of the season because of toe surgery.

Leary, who replaced Collins in the starting lineup, but sat out the season final because of the back, should be ready to go for the playoffs.

Beat writers Clarence Hill and Charean Williams break down the Cowboys regular-season finale loss at Philadelphia. Video by Drew Davison.

Related stories from Fort Worth Star Telegram

  Comments