Dallas Cowboys: George Bryan

Cowboys claim TE John Nalbone

June, 19, 2012
IRVING, Texas -- The never-ending search for upgrades has led the Cowboys to claim tight end John Nalbone off waivers from Seattle and release undrafted rookie George Bryan.

Nalbone was a fifth-round pick by Miami in 2009, but played in only two games. He has spent time with six different teams, joining the Seahawks’ practice squad last season. He joins Jason Witten, John Phillips, James Hanna and undrafted Andrew Szczerba as the tight ends on the Cowboys’ 90-man roster.

Bryan, a two-time All-ACC pick at North Carolina State, did not get many snaps during the organized team activities and minicamp and was behind Szczerba, who did a nice job as a blocker and made some decent catches. Bryan received a $4,000 signing bonus following the draft.

Nalbone's addition also gives the Cowboys two Monmouth grads on the roster, joining Miles Austin.

Cowboys add 21 college free agents

April, 30, 2012
IRVING, Texas – After the draft ended Saturday, owner and general manager Jerry Jones said the Cowboys would be aggressive in the college free agent market, particularly on the offensive line since the team did not draft a lineman.

He wasn’t kidding.

The Cowboys signed six, highlighted by Memphis guard Ronald Leary, whom the team almost drafted in the sixth round but backed off because of concerns over a knee injury. The other undrafted lineman signed were: Columbia tackle Jeff Adams, Oklahoma State tackle Levy Adcock, Notre Dame tackle Taylor Dever, Miami guard Harland Gunn and Idaho tackle Tyrone Novikoff

Here are the additional signings:

Cole Beasley WR Southern Methodist
Tim Benford WR Tennessee Tech
George Bryan TE North Carolina State
Lance Dunbar RB North Texas
Saalim Hakim WR Tarleton State
Adrian Hamilton LB Prairie View A&M
Charley Hughlett LS Central Florida
Donavon Kemp WR UTEP
Isaac Madison CB Arkansas
Darrell Scott RB South Florida
Lionel Smith CB Texas A&M
Andrew Szczerba TE Penn State
Aston Whiteside LB Abilene Christian
Eddie Whitley S Virginia Tech
Troy Woolfolk CB Michigan

Cowboys add undrafted players

April, 28, 2012
IRVING, Texas – Jerry Jones loves to talk about the success the Cowboys have had over the years with undrafted free agency.

The owner and general manager said he anticipated as many as 27 signings because of the recently-announced expansions of rosters to 90 for training camp.

Jones announced the signing of Memphis guard Ronald Leary during the post-draft press conference. According to sources, the Cowboys have also come to deals with South Florida running back Darrell Scott, North Texas running back Lance Dunbar, SMU wide receiver Cole Beasley, Texas A&M cornerback Lionel Smith, N.C. State tight end George Bryan, Penn State tight end Andrew Szcrerba and Arkansas cornerback Isaac Madison.

More updates: Prairie View A&M defensive end Adrian Hamilton (Dallas Carter high school), Abilene Christian defensive end Aston Whiteside and Michigan free safety Troy Woolfolk. Woolfolk is the son of former Houston Oilers, Detroit Lions and New York Giants running back Butch Woolfolk.

The team will announce the signings once the contracts are signed and returned.

The Cowboys will host a rookie mini-camp next weekend.

Check back for updates to this post.