The Dallas Cowboys made a move to upgrade their defensive line.
They signed former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Ryan Davis to a contract today. ESPN’s Todd Archer reported the signing, pointing out that Davis has more career sacks than anyone on the Cowboys roster.
Before Davis signed, the player with the most sacks on Dallas’ roster was cornerback Orlando Scandrick with 10.5. He recorded 1 sack in the Cowboys’ season opening loss against the New York Giants.
Davis was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jaguars in 2012. He played in Jacksonville until final cuts two weeks ago. He had his best season in 2015, recording 6.5 sacks.
The Cowboys needed to do something to improve their pass rush. Besides Scandrick, the only defender to record a sack was defensive end Benson Mayowa. Going into Sunday’s game he had 2 career sacks in four NFL seasons.
Defense was an issue for the Cowboys entering the season. They are missing Randy Gregory and Rolando McClain to begin the season because of suspension, and they will not be able to score at a fast pace with rookie quarterback Dak Prescott in for the injured Tony Romo.