Dallas Cowboys: Who Exactly are the New Signings?

On Wednesday, the Dallas made some notable moves. After all, they had open spots after the releases of and on Tuesday. With likely returning from his clavicle to play on Sunday against the , more space will need to be made. Let’s take a look at the three players that were activated on Wednesday.

Robert Turbin

Out of these three players, Robert Turbin is obviously the household name. Turbin was a fourth-round pick just a few seasons ago. For three seasons, he was Marshawn Lynch’s backup, but when the signed Fred Jackson, Turbin became expendable. Turbin had a brief stint with the , but he ultimately failed there, failing to get time behind Duke Johnson and Isaiah Crowell. Currently, Turbin is behind , , and on the .

Mark Nzeocha

If you follow me on or even follow the draft in general, you would remember hearing about the Cowboys picking Mark Nzeocha. At 6-foot-3, 235 pounds, Nzeocha is a smaller . He spent time at both linebacker and . However, he fits ’s ‘Right-Kinda Guy’ persona. The Cowboys were thin at linebacker, and by bringing the Wyoming up, they’ll be getting a guy who will play a reserve role and fill a hole on as well.

Deji Olatoye

Similar to the linebacker position, the Cowboys were extremely thin at the position. went down late with a hamstring injury in last week’s defeat against the Tampa Bay . If Claiborne isn’t able to play, the of Olatoye makes sense as he would provide depth behind , , and . At 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, Olatoye is a rookie that hasn’t done much so far in his NFL career.

What do you think?


Written by Ryan Ratty

An online sports writer for about three years now, Ryan is a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan. He writes about his favorite team on Inside The Star. Ryan also writes for other publications like Roster Watch, Rant Sports, and Cuse Nation. Ryan is a freshman at Syracuse University majoring in Information Management and Technology. You can follow him on Twitter @RyanRattyNFL.

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