Cowboys sign Jerrod Johnson before final game

By Nick Shook
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With a fourth preseason game that likely won’t include Dak Prescott still to play, Dallas added another quarterback to its roster Thursday.

The Cowboys signed Jerrod Johnson hours before their preseason finale against the Houston Texans. Johnson, 28, played quarterback at Texas A&M, where he once targeted a wide receiver who later became a first-round draft pick at quarterback named Ryan Tannehill.

Johnson was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2011 and has spent time with the Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League and the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the now-defunct United Football League. Johnson spent most of the 2016 preseason with the Ravens before being cut on Aug. 29.

Above is the most recent video we found of Johnson, from 2012 preseason action when he was a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Johnson will back up Jameill Showers, who will likely play the entire duration of Thursday’s contest.

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