Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Cowboys add TE after Jason Witten's injury
By Todd Archer
OXNARD, Calif. – To help with the tight end numbers because of Jason Witten's absence, the Cowboys will add Harry Flaherty to the roster and have waived/injured guard Bill Nagy.
Flaherty is the nephew of coach Jason Garrett and tight ends coach John Garrett. He worked out for the Cowboys last December. He went to camp last year with New Orleans and can also long snap.
With Witten out and John Phillips recovering from a sprained ankle, the Cowboys had only two healthy tight ends on the roster in James Hanna and Andrew Szczerba.
League rules prohibit Flaherty from practicing in pads until Friday, but the Cowboys will just have a walkthrough that day. That means his first time in pads would be Saturday’s game at San Diego.
Nagy, a seventh-round pick last year, suffered a high left ankle sprain in the first padded practice of training camp and is scheduled to visit foot and ankle specialist in Charlotte, N.C., this week. If he clears waivers, he would revert to injured reserve. Nagy started four games as a rookie before a fractured left ankle ended his season. The Cowboys had hoped he could compete for the starting center spot with Phil Costa.