The Cowboys signed well-traveled tight end Kevin Brock on Wednesday as a possible replacement for injured tight end Nick Tow-Arnett.
Tow-Arnett, a rookie free agent, has been sidelined suffering an injury in rookie minicamp.
Although the Cowboys are solid at the position with All-Pro Jason Witten, Martellus Bennett and John Phillips returning and the addition of impressive rookie free agent Scott Sicko, they needed another body at the position for minicamp and possibly training camp.
It's unclear when Tow-Arnett will return. So now Brock has a chance to impress.
Brock originally signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2009 but was released at the end of training camp. He signed with the Jets on Sept. 6 but lasted only a week before being cut and signed to the Steelers' practice squad. He stayed on the Steelers' developmental unit until Nov. 2 when he was released. He signed with the Bears on Jan. 4, after the season, but was released on May 25.
Brock played at Rutgers, where he caught 49 passes for 541 yards in his final two years.
-- Charean Williams