Raiders sign another ex-Cowboy in Daniel Ross

Defensive tackle Daniel Ross became the fourth former Dallas Cowboy to join the Raiders when he agreed to terms Thursday.

Ross, 27, joins tight end Jason Witten, defensive tackle Maliek Collins and safety Jeff Heath.

Ross, Collins and Heath all played defense in Dallas under Rod Marinelli, who was defensive coordinator and line coach for the Cowboys and joined the Raiders this off-season as the defensive line coach.

The signing was first reported on Twitter by Ross’ agent David Canter and confirmed by a Raiders source.

Congratulations to #TeamDEC client @HOTBOYROSS93 on signing with @Raiders #vegasbabyvegas #LFG

— DEC Management (@davidcanter) March 27, 2020

In 13 games in 2018 and three games in 2017 for Dallas, Ross (6-foot-4, 300) had 19 tackles and two sacks. He was injured during training camp with the Cowboys last season, was placed on injured reserve Aug. 31 and did not play.

The Raiders, who have pretty much exhausted their funds for free agency, have added seven defensive players from outside the organization: Ross, Heath, Collins, linebackers Cory Littleton and Nick Kwiatkoski, cornerback Eli Apple and defensive end Carl Nassib.

There are five newcomers on offense: quarterback Marcus Mariota, tight end Jason Witten, wide receiver Nelson Agholor, guard Erik Bush and tight end Nick O’Leary.

In addition, the Raiders have signed two of their own free agents — running back Rod Smith and linebacker/special teams player Kyle Wilber.

Ross began his career in the Canadian Football League, joining the Edmonton Eskimos out of Northeast Mississippi Community College. He also played for the Sasketchewan Roughriders and was in NFL camps with Houston, Detroit and Kansas City before making the team in Dallas in 2017.

While on injured reserve last season, Ross was arrested on gun and drug charges after a traffic stop in Texas.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports


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