For depth purposes, the Cleveland Browns’ loss could be the Dallas Cowboys’ treasure. The Cowboys announced today that they have signed OG Jonathan Cooper to a contract. In doing so, they also waived former Browns OL Ryan Seymour.
The Cowboys have waived OG Ryan Seymour from the active roster to make room for the addition of OG Jonathan Cooper.— Brandon George (@DMN_George) January 4, 2017
The Cowboys’ offensive line is stacked, and with him being a new addition to the club, it would seem likely that Cooper will be inactive during the playoffs. However, signing him now gives them a better shot at taking an advanced look at him next year to see if they could tap further into the potential of the former first-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals.
Cooper started three games for the Browns at right guard from Weeks 14-16, but was then mysteriously sent to waivers. Granted, he wasn’t some Pro Bowl looking player, but it appeared he was playing better than a guy like Alvin Bailey was. I have to believe there is something deeper to the story — i.e. that he did something to piss off the organization. Considering he would’ve been a free agent anyway after the season, there’s no guarantee he would’ve even been retained.