Cowboys Sign LB

After losing Al Singleton for the season, the Dallas Cowboys have added a linebacker that will also see extensive time on special teams to their roster.

Looking for additional help at linebacker and on special teams, Dallas signed former Kansas City linebacker Quinton Caver (6-4, 241) Wednesday.

Caver, orginally a second-round pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2001, was with the Chiefs the last three years before he released in late August near the end of training camp.

In 45 career games, Caver has recorded just 61 total tackles, but is value on special teams cannot be underestimated.

Despite making just four starts, all coming in 2004, Caver has 40 career special teams tackles, and he's expected to be used in a similar role in Dallas.

Last season with the Chiefs, Caver played in 16 games on special teams and seven contests on defense with four starts at ROLB.

In college at Arkansas, Caver started 24 games and closed out his career with 239 tackles, including 30 for a loss and one INT that he returned for a touchdown. He also earned first-team All-SEC honors as senior when he ranked second on the team with a career-high 91 tackles.

Caver is the second linebacker from the Chiefs that has been acquired by the Cowboys this year. The Cowboys traded a sixth round pick and a conditional pick in 2007 for Chiefs' LB Scott Fugita in early September.

To make room for Caver on the 53-man regular season roster, Dallas released veteran safety Tony Dixon, who was signed just last week. Caver will earn roughly $254,000 from the Cowboys the rest of the season.

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