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August 03, 2012

Dockery, Loper rejoin Cowboys offensive line, Holland tweets he's not coming back

The Cowboys signed two linemen from last season's team, Derrick Dockery and Daniel Loper.

The additions help account for injuries to guards Bill Nagy, Kevin Kowalski, Nate Livings and Mackenzy Bernadeau.

Dockery, a Garland native and former Texas player, said he was “excited about the opportunity” to return to his hometown NFL team. Loper, a former Texas Tech player, said he was getting “antsy” to get back on an NFL roster.

“It’s only been four days, but this is the most camp I’ve ever missed,” Loper said.

Montrae Holland also worked out for the team on Friday and said he wanted to come back, but he and the Cowboys couldn't agree, apparently. Holland tweeted: “I don’t think it will work out being back in Dallas.”

Under NFL rules, the earliest the signees can begin practicing is Monday.

To add Dockery and Loper to the roster, the Cowboys must create two vacancies. One of those spots could be created by the departure of receiver Cole Beasley, who did not practice Friday and apparently is ready to give up the sport. The move was unexpected.

“I don’t understand it,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. “I didn’t realize we had an issue until we got on the practice field.”

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez



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Very surprised they didn't sign Holland. The guy came back late last year and was very impressive.

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