By Tim MacMahon
OXNARD, Calif. -- As he was discussing the Cowboys’ intentions to keep a close eye on the waiver wire after final cuts, Jerry Jones suddenly changed the subject.
“Let me mention another couple of players: [Junior] Siavii
and Josh Brent,” Jones said. “I’m really comfortable with what we’ve done to get us depth and get us a backup, insurance policy with [Jay] Ratliff
. I’m not saying that they make up for Ratliff not being in there, but I am saying that those two players are really having a good camp.”
The perception is that the Cowboys can keep either Siavii or Brent, but not both. Neither has worked at all at defensive end, so it doesn’t seem to make much sense to have two backups for an All-Pro who rarely takes a snap off.
But Jones claims that the Cowboys could keep the veteran Siavii and supplemental seventh-round pick Brent.