While the focus of late has been on the offensive woes of the Dallas Cowboys, they also have some concerns on the interior of the defensive line. Maliek Collins continues to be held out of practice as the team prepares for the game against the Detroit Lions, Datone Jones just went on IR, and Adolphus Washington was poached from the practice squad by the Cincinnati Bengals. The team added Caraun Reid to the 53-man roster earlier to fill in for Jones, and now they have signed Christian Ringo to take Washington’s PS slot.
The Cowboys signed DT Christian Ringo (Louisiana) to the practice squad on Wednesday. #cowboyswire— Rob Phillips (@robphillips3) September 26, 2018
Ringo was a sixth-round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers in 2015. He spent that season on their practice squad, and was on their 53-man roster the following year. After being waived by the Packers in 2017, he would spend just a few days with the Bengals before landing with the Lions (hmm). He spent time on their practice squad and was promoted to their 53-man roster in November. The Lions waived him after training camp this year.
He only has five total tackles and a forced fumble in the 14 games he appeared in. Still, actual game experience is always valuable. Ringo had a reputation as a very hard worker when he was on the practice squads in both Green Bay and Detroit, which is how he earned his way to some game checks. With the injury issues Dallas has had in the interior of the defensive line, Ringo serves as a safety net, and should bring a positive attitude.