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Report: Cowboys Sign LB Dan Connor

Connor will likely start opposite fellow Penn State product Sean Lee in the Dallas defense



    The Dallas Cowboys continued their free agent signing bonanza on Thursday afternoon, adding inside linebacker Dan Connor to the fold.

    The signing was pretty well-anticipated, as former Panther had spent most of Wednesday and Thursday meeting with the team at Valley Ranch.

    Connor will join and play opposite fellow Penn State product Sean Lee in Rob Ryan’s 3-4 defense in 2012 while Bruce Carter--a second round pick out of UNC in 2011--will most likely replace Connor on passing downs. With the move, it’s highly doubtful that the team will bring back veterans Bradie James and Keith Brooking, whose roles were diminished with the emergence of Lee last season.

    Playing in 15 games with Carolina in 2011 (and starting 11), Connor recorded 87 tackles and forced a fumble. He leaves Carolina for Dallas with 156 career tackles and a sack.

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