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Cowboys Looking At Veteran LB Matt Roth

Roth last played for the Jaguars in 2011, where he had 3.5 sacks

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    Veteran linebacker Matt Roth was at Valley Ranch on Thursday, auditioning for a possible role with the Cowboys, ESPN Dallas reports. The 30-year-old will reportedly not be signed this week, but could be signed next week if Dallas wins their win-and-in week 17 matchup with the Redskins on Sunday night to advance to the playoffs.

    Outside linebackers DeMarcus Ware and Victor Butler are each dealing with injuries at the moment--Ware with a strained shoulder and a hyper-extended elbow, and Butler with a groin issue.

    Roth was a second round selection by the Miami Dolphins back in 2005, and played four seasons with the team before departing for Cleveland, where he played two years under then-Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.

    Last year, Roth posted 3.5 sacks for the Jacksonville Jaguars before his season was cut short by a concussion. He’s been out of football ever since the end of last season, though he has visited a few teams, the Cowboys being the latest.

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