The Dallas Cowboys have been active during this waiver wire weekend. But not in the way most fans expected. They made their second trade in as many days sending defensive tackle Sean Lissemore to the San Diego Chargers for a 2015 seventh round selection.Which is ironic since he was a seventh round pick back in 2010 for the Cowboys.
Lissemore ends his three-year career in Dallas having played in 28 games recording 66 tackles and four sacks. Obviously, he was not a good fit for what new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin was trying to accomplish in his new 3-4 style defensive scheme. This move now clears both roster and salary cap space for another player.
But it’s odd in the sense that the Cowboy needed defensive line help prior to making this move. Now, they are in an even more desperate situation. Last week, All-Pro defensive tackle Jay Ratliff was placed on the PUP list, essentially benching him for the first six weeks of the season.
Owner and general manager Jerry Jones announced prior to the Cowboys’ final preseason game against the Houston Texans last Thursday, that he was not satisfied with their current defensive tackle group. And that changes were going to happen.
This could be good news for defensive tackle Landon Cohen. Cohen made the teams’ final-53 man roster, to the surprise of many. I predicted he was simply a place-marker for another player to be named later. But with this move, Dallas needs as many players with experience in their system as they can get. Especially with their opening game against the New York Giants just a mere seven days away.
Whomever the Cowboys bring in, whether it be later today or this week, needs to get up to speed very quickly. It appears the Cowboys are going to need their help instantly.