The Dallas Cowboys depth at linebacker has been tested over the last couple weeks.
With Sean Lee out and Anthony Hitchens returning from injury, the Cowboys could have used some help at the linebacker position. That is exactly what happened on Wednesday afternoon.
The Cowboys sign depth at linebacker!
The Cowboys signed Justin March-Lillard to the team in hopes that he can help with giving the team depth at a crucial position (via Star-Telegram).
March-Lillard was an undrafted free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2015-16. He has been a player on the move over the last month. He spent time with Miami and Seattle after the Chiefs released him on September 2, thus proving he is well traveled.
To say that it’s been a crazy last month, would be an understatement. The young LB has now been on four separate teams since the first of September.
“It’s been a crazy, crazy month,” March-Lillard said. “I’m real excited to be here.
“It’s part of the business. … To still be employed and still play the game I love is huge. It’s been a unique situation I’d say. My home is in my suitcase now.”
Cowboys have signed LB Justin March-Lillard. When the Chiefs released him after final cuts, Cowboys did put in a claim for him, but Dolphins signed him. He was in Seattle last week: "It's been a crazy, crazy month. I'm real excited to be here."
— Brandon George (@DMN_George) October 11, 2017
Cowboys' release of CB Nolan Carroll is official. LB Justin March-Lillard has been signed with the open spot. #cowboyswire
— Rob Phillips (@robphillips3) October 11, 2017
Cowboys will be adding linebacker Justin March-Lillard. Has played for Seahawks, Dolphins and Chiefs. He was an undrafted free agent in 2015
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) October 11, 2017
Don’t expect this newest Cowboy to have much of an impact on defense. It will be on the special teams that March-Lillard sees the most work. That is where you see a lot of depth get used for most teams. If you are not a starter on the team, you better be able to contribute to special teams.
Welcome to the Cowboys!