The Cowboys didn’t waste much time filling the roster spot that opened up when the team released Kyle Orton yesterday. According to agent Angelo Wright (Twitter link), his appropriately-named client Dallas Walker has signed with the Cowboys. The tight end, whose signing was confirmed by the team, figures to be the 90th man on the roster when Dallas opens training camp next week.
Walker, 26, played his college ball at Western Michigan, going undrafted in 2012. After spending some time with the Georgia Rampage of the Ultimate Indoor Football League last spring, Walker signed with the Chargers, but was ultimately cut by the team in August before the regular season got underway.
Walker figures to be a long shot to make the Cowboys’ roster for the 2014 season, though Todd Archer of ESPN.com did point out earlier today that the team could use another blocker at the position. At 6’6″ and 235+ lbs., Walker has the size to contribute in that capacity.