In the wake of the news that right tackle Doug Free could miss the next three to four weeks with a fractured foot, the Dallas Cowboys have signed veteran offensive tackle Tony Hills, a University of Texas product who was born in Dallas and raised in Houston.
To make room on the roster for Hills, the team cut defensive end Lavar Edwards.
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft, Hills spent three seasons with the team before moving onto the Broncos in 2011. He spent 2012 with the Colts, and had stints with the Bills and Raiders last year.
Hills was on the Miami Dolphins practice squad before signing with Dallas, where he will join Donald Hawkins as the team’s backup offensive tackles.
“Hawkins certainly has an advantage, [Hills] is just getting here,” said head coach Jason Garrett, per the Dallas Morning News, “but we like this guy. He has a little experience, so we’ll see.”
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