Cowboys Talk with DE in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS - TheRanchReport.com brings you the latest from the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

In what has become a comman theme in recent years, the Dallas Cowboys once again appear to be serious about acquiring additional talent on the defensive line and at linebacker.

Earlier this weekend it was learned the Cowboys have talked extensively to several defensive prospects, including Georgia defensive lineman Charles Johnson.

"Some of the teams have talked to me about playing outside linebacker," Johnson said. "The Dallas Cowboys have talked to me about working out at outside linebacker a little bit while I'm here."

Johnson, who measured in 6-2 and 270 pounds this weekend in Indianapolis, said he's close to his ideal weight.

"I played right at 265/270 this year," he said. "I was about 285 last year though.

"I'm a good run stopper and a pass rusher. I can do both. I'm a complete defensive end, so whoever is looking for an all-around defensive end is who should pick me up."

In addition to the Cowboys, Johnson has also talked extensively with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Johnson is currently the No. 4 ranked defensive end available in the 2007 NFL Draft according to Scout.com.


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