The Dallas Cowboys have signed free agent defensive tackle Christian Covington to a one-year deal. Covington's time appeared to be over after the Texans cut his playing time in 2018 in favor of Angelo Blackson, who just inked a 4-year deal prior to the opening of the new league year. Houston Fox26s Mark Berman was the first to report the signing.
The writing was on the wall after the Texans tendered Brandon Dunn and re-signed Joel Heath and Blackson leaving Covington as the only defensive lineman without a contract heading into free agency. Playing time was scarce for Covington last season being passed over in the depth chart and being a healthy scratch in four regular season games.
Covington spent four seasons with the Texans after being drafted in the 6th round out of Rice in the 2015 NFL Draft. Appearing in 50 games the past four season, Covington had 65 total tackles, 7.5 sacks, 2 pass deflections and a forced fumble.
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