As you’ve probably heard, the Dallas Cowboys are having some issues at the inside linebacker position. First, we learned that Sean Lee’s injured big toe would require season-ending surgery. Then, Lee’s replacement Dan Connor suffered a stinger that has forced him to miss last week’s loss to Atlanta and, in all likelihood, will keep him sidelined for this week’s matchup with the Eagles in Philadelphia.
In order to add some depth to the group, Dallas signed veteran Gary Guyton, formerly of the New England Patriots, this week. Guyton will likely see some action Sunday, just a few days after being signed and, for what it’s worth, Guyton said this week that he’s already comfortable in Rob Ryan’s defense.
"I'm comfortable in this defense," Guyton said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "I’ve done it when I was in New England. I’m comfortable inside, outside. I did both things out in New England, so I’m comfortable with the 3-4 defense."
Ernie Sims, who himself was signed just a few weeks ago, will likely get his second consecutive start in the absence of Connor. But having Guyton on the roster will add a little overall depth, which is crucial for the position at this point.
"We’re a little thin there with the injuries, so we just got to make sure we have another guy who can go in and play defense for us," head coach Jason Garrett said. "We’re hopeful at some point that he can help us on special teams as well."
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