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Cowboys sign former Browns OG Jonathan Cooper

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NFL: Cleveland Browns at Buffalo Bills Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

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’ 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.