Former Dallas DT Leon Lett will be graduating from UNLV on Saturday.
Lett came to Las Vegas last year to visit his former Cowboys position coach, Andre Patterson, who had recently joined the staff at UNLV. Lett needed three semesters to complete his course work, which included independent study.
"Roy had his best years when we were together in Dallas and I think we can take advantage of all his strengths in our (4-3) scheme," Zimmer said. "Roy is a big hitter, a very tough player who lends a physical presence to a defense, and he makes plays. He has also been very durable, with just the one injury that cost him last year, and that was a broken bone that's healed now."
Cowboys assistant trainer Greg Gaither was released from the hospital on Wednesday. Gaither suffered a broken leg in last Saturday's facility collapse.
The Cowboys will now hold practice at Tommy Standridge Stadium in nearby Carrollton. Here's what the practice schedule looks like so far:
Regular Tuesday and Thursday throwing sessions for the skill positions are a part of the team's 10-week off-season program. The Cowboys also have three-day Organized Team Activities planned for four consecutive weeks in late May and early June, and a mini-camp for veterans and rookies June 16-18. Training camp will begin at the end of July inside San Antonio's Alamodome, but work on the Valley Ranch practice fields may not be finished when the team returns.