Cowboys fill Ezekiel Elliott’s vacant roster spot by poaching Chiefs DT

The Dallas Cowboys had a vacant roster spot to play with thanks to Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension being reinstated and they announced the position was filled on Saturday.

The Cowboys signed Kansas City Chiefs practice squad defensive tackle Daniel Ross to their active roster, according to a report from Rob Phillips of Their roster is now at the full 53-player allotment once again.

Ross was an undrafted free agent in the Class of 2017 who spent time with the Detroit Lions before landing on the Chiefs practice squad. He played collegiately at Northeast Mississippi Community College.

Despite his humble beginnings, he obviously made an impression on the Cowboys front office and staff during the short time he’s been in the league. And the Cowboys have their fingers crossed that this signing works out similarly to the last Chiefs practice squad member they brought aboard.

In 2015, Dallas poached David Irving from the Kansas City practice squad to fill a need on their 53-man roster. Since, he’s become an integral part of their defense.

The Iowa State product has recorded 6 sacks in 4 games since returning from suspension in Week 5. The Cowboys are 3-1 since his return and are in the thick of the playoff hunt and they could certainly use a contribution from their newest signing with their offense hampered by the loss of Elliott.

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