The Cowboys claimed linebacker Justin Rogers off waivers from New England and cornerback Evan Oglesby off waivers from Baltimore. To make room, they cut safety Abram Elam and Alan Ball.
Rogers played at SMU and was making a switch from college defensive end to outside linebacker in the Patriots' 3-4 scheme. He had two sacks in the preseason and the Patriots wanted to put him on their practice squad. With Greg Ellis' injury, he might be needed in the opener vs. the Giants.
Oglesby spent parts of the previous two seasons with Baltimore, playing in 19 games.
Well, I asked for an OLB and a CB and I got them. But I don't know anything about them. Anybody have some decent history on these guys.
Also, the DMN blog has the practice squad.
The Cowboys announced seven of their eight spots on the practice squad Sunday. They are: quarterback Richard Bartel, cornerback Quincy Butler, running back Alonzo Coleman, tight end Rodney Hannah, wide receiver Mike Jefferson, linebacker Khari Long and defensive end Marcus Smith.
Alan Ball, who was cut Sunday, is probably going to fill out the final spot should he clear waivers.