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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



    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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