Updated 12:54 PM EST, Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Dallas Cowboys Add Former Bears Tackle Jordan Mills for More Depth

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On Monday, the Dallas Cowboys made their offensive line stronger with the addition of tackle Jordan Mills to their roster.

NFL.com said Mills was claimed off the waivers of the Chicago Bears. The tackle reportedly started all 16 games during the 2013 season but his play dwindled last season where he only participated in 13 games.

He, however, got waived by the team with coach John Fox noting that the decision was not personal. "We liked other guys better," Fox was quoted by NFL.com as saying.

After this disappointment, the player now has something to celebrate as he becomes a part of a new team.

Mills confirmed this news with the tweet, "How bout them Cowboys, Dallas here I come."

He earlier told Chicago Tribune that he was shocked with the decision of the Bears but learned to accept it.

"But it's a part of the business. You never want it to happen to you, but you've got to move on from it. I wish the Bears nothing but success this year. It's saddening, but the Bears are always going to be a part of me," Mills added.

Asked about what his former team told him about the decision, Mills said that the Bears wanted to pursue a "new direction."

"I completely understand that, so I wish them all the best. It's time for me to go help somebody else that needs tackle help," the tackle added in the Chicago Tribune report.

The Cowboys seemed excited with Mills' addition as they posted on their website that the tackle will "add depth to their offensive line."

With the acquisition of Mills, the Dallas said they had to waive veteran linebacker Jasper Brinkley.

Brinkley became part of the team last March when he signed a 2-year contract which "included $2 million guaranteed to compete for a spot in the rotation," added the Dallas Cowboys website.

Now that Mills is part of the team, he will be joining Darrion Weems as a second backup tackle.

The Dallas Morning News said Weems struggled with his performance during the preseason so Mills will be able to help with this aside from bringing in starting tackles Tyron Smith and Doug Free.

"He has improved dramatically as a player. He just needs to keep working hard, keep banging away," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said of Weems in The Dallas Morning News report.

Aside from adding Mills to the roster, the Cowboys also announced that they have added four players to their practice squad namely quarterback Jameill Showers, offensive tackle John Wetzel, linebacker Dakorey Johnson and safety Tim Scott.

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