Zac Jackson of Pro Football Talk reports that the Cowboys brought in nine players for workouts on Wednesday.
The list of players trying out for Dallas includes: DE Da’Quan Bowers, DE Kenrick Ellis, RB LaMichael James, RB Isaiah Pead, DL Jerel Worthy, LB Darius Eubanks, LB Zaviar Gooden, DL Chuka Ndulue and DL Casey Walker.
We already covered Bowers and James earlier today, but this is the first we’ve seen regarding the other seven players.
For what it’s worth, the Cowboys claimed RB Rod Smith off of waivers from the Seahawks today, which means neither James nor Pead are likely to be signed in the near future.
Pead, 25, is a former second-round pick of the Rams back in 2012. He was in the final year of his four-year, $4.038 million rookie contract when St. Louis waived him a few weeks ago. Pead has worked out for the Patriots and Chiefs since he became available.
This season, Pead has been active for two games and ran for three yards on two carries (1.5 YPC) and lost a fumble. He has also totaled 63 kick return yards.
Ellis, 27, is a former third-round pick of the Jets back in 2011. He signed a one-year, $1.475 million contract with the Giants back in March, but wound up being released after they claimed DT Louis Nix off of waivers from the Texans. Since then, Ellis has been on and off of the Giants’ active roster.
In 2014, he appeared in 14 games for the Jets and recorded 12 tackles and a sack. Pro Football Focus has him down for playing just 158 snaps last year, but he did grade out as a solid run-stopper.
Worthy, 25, is a former second-round pick of the Packers back in 2012. However, he lasted just two years in Green Bay and sustained a serious knee. Upon returning, the Packers traded him to the Patriots for a conditional draft pick, but he was unfortunately cut loose. Since then, Worthy has had brief stints with the Chiefs and Lions.
Worthy hasn’t appeared in an NFL game since the 2013 season when he was still playing for the Packers.