The Cowboys released former Southlake Carroll tight end Scott Chandler and signed tight end Martin Rucker, who had been on the practice squad.
That move was prompted by the Buffalo Bills, who were interested in signing Rucker to their 53-player roster. The Cowboys had to move him to the active roster in order to not lose him.
Rucker was a fourth-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2008 but has not played a game in almost two years.
“It’s been a while since I’ve played on Sunday,” he said. “I just use it to my advantage, because I’m going to be amped up and I’m going to be excited. It’s going to be great. It’s going to be great to back out there with the guys."
He will play mostly on special teams, but he also likely will see some action on offense.
"That’s what I played mostly my rookie year and then in college I played special teams as well," Rucker said. "Besides not playing last year, I’ve got a lot of experience."
Rucker was a teammate of Chase Daniel's at Missouri. Chander was a teammate of Daniel's at Southlake Carroll
-- Jan Hubbard