Cowboys sign two offensive linemen

August, 1, 2013
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OXNARD, Calif. -- The Cowboys signed two offensive linemen, guard Jeff Olson from TCU and tackle James Nelson from UT-El Paso, on Thursday.

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To make room on the 90-man roster, the team cut defensive end Cameron Sheffield and cornerback Devin Smith. Sheffield was battling a groin injury that was going to keep him out a few weeks.

Six Cowboys offensive linemen are hurt, so Dallas had a shortage of natural guards available for Sunday's preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins.

Olson was released by Tampa Bay on Monday.

Nelson has an impressive arm length of 36 1/2 inches, which is longer than Luke Joeckel's 34 1/4-inch arms. Joeckel was the No. 2 pick of the 2012 NFL draft by Jacksonville.
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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