The Dallas Cowboys signed guard Nate Livings to a five-year deal on Friday, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Livings has been in Dallas for a couple days meeting with the Cowboys, though some reports indicated that he might make another visit before making a decision. It appears now that that wasn’t the case.
One immediately noticeable draw to Livings is his size. Dallas reportedly wanted to upgrade the collective girth and stature of the interior of the offensive line this offseason, and in Livings, you get plenty of girth and stature: He is 6-foot-5 and 332 pounds.
Livings started all 16 games in both 2010 and 2011 for the Bengals, and has played in 46 games since coming into the league with Cincinnati as an undrafted free agent out of LSU. And indeed, judging by their signing spree, the Cowboys are intent on strengthening the interior of the line: they signed former Panther Mackenzy Bernadeau to a four-year deal on Wednesday.
With the Livings signing, Dallas has now inked seven free agents at six different positions since free agency began Tuesday.
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