Cowboys Contact Veteran Lineman

The Dallas Cowboys, looking for some reinforcement on the offensive line, have contacted free agent tackle and are interested in signing him, sources close to the situation told TheRanchReport.com.

The Dallas Cowboys, looking for some reinforcement on the offensive line, have contacted free agent tackle Chris Terry and are interested in signing him, sources close to the situation told TheRanchReport.com.

However, any signing of Terry, 29, will likely have to wait until near the start of training camp as he rehabilitates from shoulder surgery he underwent in December.

"There are a couple of teams that are interested in him," Leron Rogers, Terry's agent said. "I don't feel comfortable revealing the teams, but nothing can happen right now because he wouldn't be able to pass a physical.

Terry, 6-foot-5, 295 pounds, was released on March 18 by the Seattle Seahawks.
"We may finalize some terms, but we couldn't sign anything. He'd still have to pass a physical, which he should be able to do in time."

Terry, 6-foot-5, 295 pounds, was released on March 18, by the Seattle Seahawks, where he started in 23 of his 25 games played at right tackle and was in the midst of five-year, $19 million contract.

"I'm not sure why he was released," Rogers said. "The surgery and salary cap probably had something to do with it. But I couldn't tell you."

Terry joined Seattle in November of 2002, after the Carolina Panthers released him after he surrendered to police because he missed a court date stemming from a domestic violence charge. In February of 2003, Terry agreed to counseling and community service as part of a deferred prosecution.

Terry was a second-round draft pick out of Georgia for the Panthers in 1999, and went on to earn NFL all-rookie honors.

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