The Dallas Cowboys used their third-round pick on offensive tackle Chaz Green, believing he would serve as the team’s swing tackle after losing Jermey Parnell in free agency.
But Green had to undergo hip surgery in June, putting him on injured reserve and forcing the Cowboys to cycle through several swing tackles before signing Charles Brown in September.
Green returned to practice on Nov. 11, and has shown enough that the Cowboys felt it was worth activating him from the PUP list on Wednesday.
“It was a great feeling,” Green said. “I feel good to go. I feel good. I feel like this time I’ve had with the trainers in the weight room I feel like they’ve done a great job preparing me. I feel like I’m good to go whenever my name is called.”
Green has not been told by the coaching staff how he’d be used the rest of the way, but he seems ready and willing to do whatever is asked.
As far as his goals the rest of the season, Green said: “I just want to get in and continue to prove to these coaches and the rest of the line-mates … let them know I can contribute. I can help and I want to do that with my play and not things that I’m saying. That’s pretty much what I want to do and if my number is called make sure I’m ready to go.”
Along with adding Green to the 53-man roster, the Cowboys also officially signed quarterback Kellen Moore from the practice squad to serve as the backup. Rookie defensive end Ryan Russell was placed on injured reserve with an abdominal injury.
Additionally, the Cowboys signed three to the practice squad – running back and Texas A&M product Ben Malena, cornerback Terrance Mitchell and defensive end Efe Obada.