The Cowboys are working out former Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho, according to a source who spoke with Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News. James Morris of Iowa and Quayshawn Nealy of Georgia Tech will also get a look from the Cowboys. Dallas has an open roster spot at linebacker after releasing Darius Eubanks over the weekend.
Of course, the Cowboys are also putting a greater emphasis on finding linebacker help given their situation with Rolando McClain. McClain is facing a ten-game suspension for his latest violation of the league’s substance abuse policy and, earlier today, it was reported that he is now struggling with codeine abuse, putting his NFL future in question. Two weeks ago, the Cowboys added depth at linebacker with the signing of Justin Durant, but they’re still on the hunt for players that can help.
Acho, a sixth-round draft pick of the Browns in 2012, played his high school football in Dallas and made a name for himself as a member of the Texas Longhorns. Acho appeared in 14 games for the Eagles in 2014 but was cut loose during the 2015 season without having appeared in a game. He did not hook on with another team, though he did audition for the Raiders in December.
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