The Dallas Cowboys signed their second player in as many days, adding offensive tackle Jordan Mills who was released by the Chicago Bears. He is an experienced lineman and was most likely brought onto the team because of concerns about how well Darrion Weems would do if called on. Mills started 29 games for the Bears, but they decided to go another direction.
The move opens the door for two-time Pro Bowl right guard Kyle Long to switch to right tackle and start against the Packers, despite his never having played a professional snap at the position in a game.
The Cowboys released linebacker Jasper Brinkley to make room for Mills, which means his guaranteed $2 million now becomes dead money. They also added linebacker Dakorey Johnson to the practice squad. Currently, they have signed seven PS players, leaving three vacancies.
Cowboys practice squad so far: Jameill Showers John Wetzel Dakorey Johnson Tim Scott Kellen Moore Gus Johnson Vince Mayle— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 7, 2015
We should have a scouting report on Mills up shortly.