- Todd Archer, ESPN Staff Writer
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IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys will call up rookie guard Ronald Leary from the practice squad after another team attempted to sign him to its 53-man roster.
Leary signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent and was guaranteed $214,000, the most money across the league for a non-drafted player. He became a favorite of owner and general manager Jerry Jones and was working with the first-team line during training camp in part because of injury.
Leary has been on the practice squad all season.
To make room for Leary the Cowboys will have to make a roster move.
The team remains reluctant to put nose tackle Jay Ratliff on injured reserve despite the fact that he will not play again in the regular season because of sports hernia surgery. Ratliff could possibly return for a playoff game but was given a 3-6 week rehab time from when he had the surgery last week.
When Leary gets called up the Cowboys will have 11 offensive linemen on the 53-man roster.