The Dallas Cowboys signed veteran defensive lineman Brian Schaefering on Wednesday, in order to fill the spot left vacant by Josh Brent.
Schaefering spent the past three seasons with the Cleveland Browns before being cut by the team on August 31 of this year; the first two of these seasons were spent under Rob Ryan who, of course, is now the defensive coordinator in Dallas. He has 72 career tackles.
Brent’s season came to an official end earlier this week as Dallas sent him to the non-football injury reserve. Sean Lissemore will take over Brent’s spot as starter, as the true starter, All-Pro Jay Ratliff, continues to deal with a groin injury.
Inerestingly, as the Dallas Morning News' Barry Horn points out, Schaefering spent three seasons at the University of Illinois--the alma mater of Brent and the late Jerry Brown, and where the two met.
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