http://www1.dallascowboys.com/news.cfm?id=064F56A5-FD6D-084A-0C9261D1462C933C Nick Eatman DallasCowboys.com Staff Writer June 8, 2004, 5:13 p.m. (CDT) IRVING, Texas -- The Cowboys added another player to their roster Tuesday, signing rookie tight end Landon Trusty. The club had a roster spot open after rookie linebacker Ryan Fowler was released two weeks ago after suffering a back injury. But instead of signing a linebacker, the Cowboys decided to add another player to an already-deep tight end position. Trusty (6-7, 270) played his college ball at Division II Central Arkansas, where he also started two seasons for the basketball team. The oversized tight end is known for his pass-catching ability and powerful blocking. But his lack of speed down the field likely hurt his draft status. Coming out of high school, Trusty attracted schools such as Alabama and Michigan, but torn ligaments in his knee suffered during his senior season lessened interest from many schools. But at UCA, Trusty was one of the Bears' top offensive players, catching 78 passes for 1,062 yards and 20 touchdowns during his four collegiate seasons. He was also named a two-time Academic All-American, carrying a 4.0 grade-point average throughout his career at UCA. The Cowboys now have six tight ends on the roster, including deep snapper Jeff Robinson, who was used on goal-line situations last year, catching two passes for two touchdowns. But with Dan Campbell and Jason Witten expected to be heavily involved in the offense, Trusty will likely have to compete for a roster spot with four-year veteran James Whalen, one of the team's better special teams player, and rookie Sean Ryan, a fourth-round pick from Boston College.