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Cowboys Sign Practice Squad LB Chris Covington, Cut RB Jordan Chunn

The have re-signed backup to their today. They made room by waiving , leaving them with just and at the position for now.

The change feels motivated by play, given the surprising imbalance it now creates at both linebacker and running back.

Dallas now has seven linebackers on the official roster. One of them, , is still healing from an ankle and was inactive last week against the Giants.

But on top of that, backup LB Justin March didn't play a single defensive snap in Week 1. only played one snap, and was only used on about 16% of the defensive plays.

Given those figures, adding Chris Covington appears to be about giving Dallas a preferred player on special teams.

Dallas likely kept Jordan Chunn last week due to Ezekiel Elliott's brief opportunity to practice. But Chunn didn't play at all on , and the Cowboys do have who can be utilized as an emergency third RB if needed.

It's nice to see Chris Covington, a 6th-Round pick in 2018, back on the roster. Given the big roles that other recent 6th-Round guys like and have, hopefully he will be able to use this opportunity to rise the ranks on the Cowboys .

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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