Dallas, TX – It was safe to say that the Dallas Cowboys were not very happy with their depth after Thursday’s game against the Denver Broncos. In fact, the 53 man roster will continuously be tweaked over the next few days however one more underrated signing the Cowboys made today was snagging recent released Safety and Special Teams Ace C.J. Spillman.
Spillman was undrafted in 2009 out of Marshall College but soon found a home with the San Diego Chargers. After his first year with the Chargers he signed with the San Francisco 49er’s. We got a feeling that the Cowboys were going to keep building this special teams unit after they were one of the best in the NFL in 2013.
Spillman had a career high 25 tackles last season for the 49er’s, but became the odd man out in San Francisco. He’ll now rejoin Rich Bisaccia and the Dallas Cowboys for 2014 after just signing a three year extension with the 49er’s. Bisaccia was the one that wanted him in San Diego in the first place. Spillman will join a Cowboys’ Special Teams unit that is capable of taking it to the house ever time with Dwayne Harris on the return duties.
Also of note the Cowboys have currently traded with Tennessee for the rights to DE Lavar Edwards, signed former Eagles’ Guard Donald Hawkins, signed 2012 5th round pick and Seattle Seahawks linebacker Korey Toomer and brought back preseason delight RB Ryan Williams.
It’s clear the Cowboys will leave no stone unturned as they search for better depth.