The Dallas Cowboys signed defensive tackle Everett Dawkins off the Minnesota Vikings practice squad on Tuesday. Dawkins was brought on to replace DT Marvin Austin who was waived earlier this week after playing in just one game with the Cowboys. The reason for Austin’s release was a back injury. So, here are 10 things you need to know about the Cowboys newest acquisition:
10. Despite being taken in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Vikings, Dallas actually had a third round grade on Dawkins. The Cowboys liked the fact that he is a high-motor player despite being considered slightly undersized for the position at 6’2 and 292 lbs.