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REPORT: Cowboys to Sign Free Agent G/C Marcus Martin

The Dallas Cowboys’ flurry of free agent signings continued late yesterday with interior offensive lineman Marcus Martin, who was with the Cleveland Browns last season.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

Free agent interior O-lineman Marcus Martin is expected to sign with the #Cowboys, source said. Most recently from the #Browns, the former #49ers third-round pick visited Dallas last week.

Martin, who turns 25 in November, was a third-round pick in 2014. He started 24 of 26 games he played in San Francisco from 2014-2016. He was demoted to a backup role in 2016 before being released the next offseason.

The Browns claimed Marcus off waivers and he was with them all of last season, but was on the inactive list every week.

Martin now joins the Cowboys with a likely role as the primary backup at guard and center, both of which he’s played in the NFL. He will fill the role last occupied by Joe Looney, who remains an unsigned free agent.

Coincidentally, Looney was also originally drafted by the 49ers and then spent one year with another team (Tennessee Titans) before coming to Dallas.

Signing Marcus Martin gives the Cowboys a little insurance at left guard. Jonathan Cooper signed with the 49ers this offseason and Dallas did not bring Looney back.

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Jess Haynie

Written by 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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