On Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys lost their starting cornerback Jourdan Lee to a season-ending foot injury.
Dallas is in dire need of depth in the secondary and so they are trying to fill that void by signing Kendall Sheffield, a veteran-free agent.
According to NFL Network’s Ianrapoport, Dallas has signed Sheffield to its practice team.
The #Cowboys are expected to sign free agent CB Kendall Sheffield to their practice squad, source said, as the former #Falcons and #Texans defender is potential help given the loss of CB Jourdan Lewis to foot surgery.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 25, 2022
In 2019, Sheffield was the fourth round pick of the Atlanta Falcons from Ohio State. Sheffield spent three seasons in Atlanta and appeared in 38 games, making 20 starts.
As a rookie, Sheffield was one the Falcons’ most important cornerbacks. He compiled 46 tackles and three passes defensed in 16 games. Sheffield returned one year later to play in 13 games (nine starts), and he racked up 51 tackles and three passes defensed, as well as a forced fumble.
His playing time decreased in 2021 and Sheffield ended with just four tackles in nine games. Although he signed with the Houston Texans in the offseason, he was released this month without ever playing in a single game.