Cowboys To Sign Dekoda Watson

4:51pm: The Cowboys will cut linebacker Will Smith to make room for Watson, but they hope to re-sign him to the taxi squad, according to Charean Williams of the Star-Telegram (on Twitter).

8:16am: The Cowboys will sign linebacker Dekoda Watson, a league source tells Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk (on Twitter). Watson was waived by the Jaguars earlier this week.

The Jags signed Watson, a former Buccaneers linebacker, to a three-year deal this past offseason that included $1.5MM in guaranteed money. However, he battled multiple injuries during OTAs and training camp and didn’t produce much once he got onto the field.

The 26-year-old has 69 career games of experience dating back to 2010. In 2013 with Tampa Bay, Watson appeared in 15 games and recorded 42 tackles and two sacks. This season with the Jaguars, Watson started in just one game and turned in a total of 14 tackles.

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  1. mmason

    Watson had his best game of the season against Dallas in London on 11/9, recording five tackles. Perhaps Marinelli can work his magic to make Watson a worthy contributor to the team.


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