It didn’t take long for the Cowboys to reshuffle their practice squad and add back a down-the-roster player in LB Mark Nzeocha, who did not make the 53-man roster as the Cowboys completed a trade for Green Bay’s Jayrone Elliott.
With Elliott projecting best as an edge rusher in Dallas’ 4-3 scheme, Nzeocha is a quality addition to the practice squad despite struggling returning from injury throughout training camp and the preseason. He can play as a base SAM or MIKE linebacker should the Cowboys suffer an injury at either spot – where they are already thin.
The Cowboys have re-signed LB Mark Nzeocha to their practice squad and released WR Brian Brown.
Also back with the team, rejoining the active roster as TE Rico Gathers unsurprisingly differed to injured reserve, is QB Kellen Moore. Cowboys Nation rightfully celebrated when Moore was released and Cooper Rush was carried on the 53, but with five days to go before the Giants are in town it appears that Moore will primarily backup Dak Prescott once again.
Kellen Moore is back on the 53, while Mark Nzeocha has been brought back to the practice squad. pic.twitter.com/G6h4Okc56r
To create the practice squad spot for Mark Nzeocha, the Cowboys released WR Brian Brown. Brown was one of two receivers carried on the practice squad, as UDFA WR Lance Lenoir remains with the squad.
With these mostly expected moves, the Cowboys roster not only seems set for week one, but the team is deeper than it ever has been in recent memory heading into 2017 as the defending NFC East champions.