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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Cowboys will be active looking for upgrades

By Todd Archer

ARLINGTON, Texas -- It should come as no surprise the Dallas Cowboys will be active scouring the waiver wire for upgrades to their roster starting at today's cut to 75 players and Saturday's cuts to the final 53.

"We're always active," executive vice president Stephen Jones said. "We're as active as it'll let us be. If we can improve ourselves and we see players on the wire that makes us better, then we'll do it."

A year ago the Cowboys added four players to the roster that had not been with the team before the final cuts. They traded for defensive ends Edgar Jones and Caesar Rayford, claimed linebacker Kyle Bosworth off waivers and signed free-agent guard Brian Waters.

The Cowboys will look hard for help along the defensive line, secondary and offensive line.

Jones said there's no such thing as adding too many players unfamiliar with the Cowboys' offensive and defensive schemes.

"I just think it's a matter of picking the guys," Jones said. "We'll make five moves if we think five guys are better. I don't think that part bothers us. We'll make seven. Usually that's not the case. Usually when you get down to the bottom, they're pretty close. ... Anytime we can improve our roster, we're up for it."