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Cowboys Plug a Hole With Signing of Linebacker Gachkar



    Cowboys Plug a Hole With Signing of Linebacker Gachkar
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    SAN DIEGO, CA- NOVEMBER 23: Andrew Gachkar #59 of the San Diego Chargers recovers a fumble for a touchdown against the St. Louis Rams during their NFL Game on November 23, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

    You win a Super Bowl, you go to Disneyland.

    You sign as a free agent with the Cowboys, you go to … Whataburger?

    If you’re Andrew Gachkar, yep, you sure do. After signing a two-year, $5.5 million contract Tuesday, the former Chargers’ linebacker tweeted a photo of a Whataburger bag and the caption: “First stop in Dallas.”

    Considering the departures of Bruce Carter and Justin Durant, the limbo of Rolando McClain and the always iffy health of Sean Lee, the Cowboys are obviously desperate for help at linebacker. Gachkar isn’t the answer, but hopefully he’s one of them.

    Gachkar is a 26-year-old veteran who can play all three linebacker spots and special teams. I’d think the Cowboys would put him at weak-side first in an attempt to fill the cleats of Durant.

    He played at Missouri and was drafted by the Chargers in the 7th round in 2011. He’s never missed a game in his NFL career.

    It's not a sexy signing, but a solid one that will help keep the Cowboys from regressing.

    A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.