Dallas Cowboys bolster offensive line depth with former top pick Cameron Erving

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The Dallas Cowboys bolstered their offensive depth with the addition of former 2015 first-round pick Cameron Erving.

The Cowboys came to terms with Erving on a one-year deal. Erving played with the Kansas City Chiefs the past three seasons.

He was available after the Chiefs declined to pick up the option on his contract.

Erving, 27, was a former top pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2015. He was traded to Kansas City in 2017.

He is clearly a disappointment as a former first-round pick, flaming out in Cleveland and Kansas City.

But he is perfectly cast in Dallas as a cheap potential option to replace Cameron Fleming as the backup swing tackle.

Erving started 25 games at both guard and tackle with the Chiefs, including eight starts at left tackle during the team’s run to the Super Bowl title in 2019.

Swing tackle is an important role for the Cowboys as left tackle Tyron Smith has missed three games in each of the last four seasons.

It’s the continuation of an off season remake by the Cowboys under new coach Mike McCarhy, as Erving is the ninth veteran free addition, joining defensive tackles Gerald McCoy and Dontari Poe, cornerback Daryls Worley and Maurice Canady, safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, tight end Blake Bell, kicker Greg Zeurlein and quarterback Andy Dalton.


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