The Dallas Cowboys scouting department has been very busy this season. After the Cowboys defensive line suffered high-profile injuries such as Anthony Spencer, Jay Ratliff and Tyrone Crawford, the team’s pro scouts have found players “off-the-streets” like George Selvie and Nick Hayden to keep the line competitive. And now you can add another name to that growing list: defensive end Jarius Wynn.
Wynn was a sixth round pick out of Georgia in 2009. He won a Super Bowl a member of the Green Bay Packers in 2010. The Cowboys is his fourth team in five years. In that time, Wynn has a career total of 36 tackles and eight sacks. DallasCowboys.com’s Football Analyst and Scout Bryan Broaddus gave this analysis of the Cowboys newest addition:
“He has a long, rangy build and plays with more strength than quickness, and he can hold the point of attack…The bottom line is that Wynn will give the defense some flexibility at two spots, but I would like to see if Rod Marinelli can get him to play with more quickness off the ball. The Cowboys’ 4-3 scheme could allow him to be better in that regard. “
But the Cowboys weren’t done adding players on Tuesday. With the news that running backs DeMarco Murray and Lance Dunbar are expected to miss Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas signed free agent back Davin Meggett to their practice squad. He is the son of former Super Bowl champion and two-time Pro Bowler Dave Meggett.
Davin was an undrafted free agent running back out of Maryland in 2012. He’s spent his first two seasons in the league on the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts practice squads. Meggett is described as more of a smash-mouth/down-hill runner, as opposed to his father who was a burner/returner for many years as a member of the New York Giants. The younger Meggett has yet to see any regular season action. But that could change this Sunday if Dallas wants added insurance behind running backs Phillip Tanner and rookie Joseph Randle against the Eagles.