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    GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 15: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers is sacked by Stephen Bowen #72 of the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field on November 15, 2009 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Cowboys 17-7. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    Defensive end Stephen Bowen is the latest Dallas Cowboy to sign his tender offer, according to Todd Archer at the Dallas Morning News.

    Bowen received the second round tender worth $1.759 million for 2010--the same as Jason Hatcher and about $500,000 more than the starter at defensive end, Marcus Spears, who received the original draft pick tender. Back-up nose tackle Junior Siavii and Hatcher signed on Thursday.

    Spears signed on Tuesday.

    A product of Hofstra, Bowen has provided the team an increasingly solid option for the third down pass rush since entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2006. In 2009, he posted a career-high three sacks, 33 pressures and 31 tackles while playing in a limited role.

    With Bowen's signing, 5 of the team's 11 tender offers--to Pat Watkins, Duke Preston, Sam Hurd, Gerald Sensabaugh and Miles Austin--remain on the table. These players may sign an offer sheet from another team any time between now and April 15; Dallas, though, can match any offer.