With Bruce Carter done for the year, the Dallas Cowboys went out and got some linebacker help on Monday in the form of veteran Brady Poppinga, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Poppinga spent six seasons with the Green Bay Packers after being taken in the fourth round of the 2005 Draft out of BYU. He then spent a season with the St. Louis Rams in 2011, and was out of football this season until the injury-stung Cowboys came calling. He is 33 years old.
In order to make room for Poppinga, Dallas sent Carter to the injured reserve, an unsurprising development as it was reported shortly after the Thanksgiving Day loss to the Redskins, it was reported that he had broken a bone in the elbow. Carter becomes the second starting inside linebacker of the year to be sent to the IR, joining Sean Lee, who underwent season-ending toe surgery around a month ago.
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