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October 16, 2013

Cowboys like that defensive end pickup Jarius Wynn has been playing

Defensive end Jarius Wynn’s recent experience is one reason why the Cowboys signed him off the street.

“That’s certainly a big factor,” coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday. “There are a lot of guys who are really good players, but they haven’t been playing football in a long time. You know, if they haven’t gone to training camp or hadn’t been with a team this year, you’re really starting from scratch with those guys, regardless of what their experience has been.”

Wynn, 27, is a five-year veteran with 7.5 sacks in 35 games for the Green Bay Packers, Tennessee Titans and San Diego Chargers. He was a sixth-round pick of the Packers in 2009 out of Georgia.

He was released after Week 5 by the Chargers. His one sack this year came in Week 2 at Philadelphia.

“Jarius has been a guy who’s played this year, and he was available to us,” Garrett said. “We’ve known him a little bit from his tape, both this year and coming out of school. And we just kind of like him. We’re going to put him into the mix and see how fast he can pick things up.”

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez

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