Cowboys sign DT Nevis, waive DT Long

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchangeSeptember 24, 2013


Defensive lineman Drake Nevis signed with the Dallas Cowboys, who waived backup defensive tackle Jerome Long.
Nevis, a third-round pick in 2011 of the Indianapolis Colts, was released by the San Diego Chargers last week.
Nevis is a pass-rushing defensive tackle and lacked the bulk and height to consistently hold up as a 3-4 defensive end with the Colts and Chargers.
In the Cowboys' 4-3 scheme, he'll fit the typical "three-technique" mold with good initial quickness and burst off the line of scrimmage.
Jerome Long was waived by the Cowboys last month and then re-signed on Sept. 7. He also spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs and Jacksonville Jaguars.