The Dallas Cowboys, who have been battling a number of injuries on the offensive line, have added Canadian quarterback Dakoda Shepley to their practice squad.
Issues in Wednesday’s practice at Star: Tyron Smith (neck) should only “work on the sidelines” and not practice.
And the upper Chuma Edoga (ankle) reserve should be limited.
Path: Also missing from the media practice: Stephon Gilmore, Michael Gallup, DeMarcus Lawrence and Jayron Kearse, all of whom could be on “off days,” as ESPN notes.
Shepley returns to Dallas after his stint with the Cowboys in 2022.
Early last season, he was added to the practice squad and played late with a total of 30 fouls.
He was released just before the start of the playoffs with the intention of bringing him back to the practice squad.
However, during his 24-hour waiver period, the Colts swooped in and signed him.
The 6-foot-5, 317-pound offensive lineman was released by the Colts in mid-October.
During the 2021 season, Shepley played for the Seattle Seahawks, after being picked up off waivers by the San Francisco 49ers.
While he was on the roster for eight games, he did not have any opportunities for offensive snaps.
Dallas saw the departure of two recent additions to their practice squad, tight end Eric Saubert and guard Chris Glaser.
Saubert became a part of the Cowboys’ roster during their recent bye week.
A former fifth-round draft pick of the Atlanta Falcons under now-Dallas defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, the tight end swiftly made his way to the Cowboys’ 53-man roster.
Within just four days of his arrival at The Star, he participated in 14 special-teams plays against the Rams.
Now, he is set to join the active roster of the Houston Texans.
Glaser, on the other hand, is returning to New York for his second tenure with the Jets, following a brief one-week stint with the Cowboy.
Due to these departures, the Cowboys brought back Shepley for insurance depth.
even as the team has expressed optimism that both Tyron and Chuma might be ready to go Sunday at the Eagles.