Oxnard, CA (Sports Network) - The Dallas Cowboys signed veteran offensive
tackle Demetress Bell on Sunday.
The Eagles signed Bell to a five-year contract last offseason in the aftermath
of Jason Peters' Achilles injury that cost him the 2012 season.
Philadelphia was hoping that Bell would fill the void at left tackle, but he
struggled to adapt to Philadelphia's system.
King Dunlap beat out Bell for the starting spot. Bell ended up playing in nine
games (five starts) in 2012. He was released by Philly in February.
Bell spent the first four years of his career with the Buffalo Bills. The 6-
foot-5, 311-pounder has started 35 of the 40 career games he's played in.
The Cowboys immediately placed Bell on the active/non-football injury list.
Dallas also signed quarterback Alex Tanney and wide receiver Lavasier Tuinei,
who was placed on the active/non-football injury list. Guard/center Ryan Cook,
long snapper Louis-Philippe Ladouceur and guards Ronald Leary and Nate Livings
landed on the same list.
In addition, the Cowboys placed guard Mackenzy Bernadeau and defensive tackle
Jay Ratliff on the active/physically unable to perform list.
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