While the Cowboys watched DeMarcus Ware agree to a three-year deal for more money than they were willing to play, the team on Wednesday added depth by reaching agreement on a two-year deal with defensive end Jeremy Mincey, according to a source.
Mincey, a 2006 sixth-round draft pick by New England, has played the bulk of his career with Jacksonville. He started the 2013 season with the Jags, recording nine tackles and two sacks, before he was cut in December.
Denver signed him after that and he played in two games.
Earlier Wednesday, the Cowboys reached agreement on a three-year deal with defensive tackle Terrell McClain.
Coming into the day, the Cowboys had $8.5 million in salary-cap space devoted to free agents and draft picks. The team picks up an additional $5.5 million after June 1 thanks to the release of wide receiver Miles Austin.