The Dallas Cowboys have signed a one-time first-round selection Wednesday in search of pass rushing assistance.
According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, Dallas has added a former Falcons defensive end in the first round to its practice team. McKinley was last seen in four games for the Los Angeles Rams this season, where he made one tackle.
McKinley is a familiar figure to the Cowboys, having worked out with them back in the summer.
The Cowboys have signed DE Takk McKinley to the practice squad. He worked out for the team in the summer and spent time with the Rams.
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) November 16, 2022
McKinley, the 26th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft from UCLA, was the 26th. As a rookie, McKinley played in all 16 games, recording 20 tackles, six sacks, and two forced fumbles.
McKinley played in 15 games, and was the starting quarterback in eight of them in 2018. He finished the season with 22 tackles and seven sacks. McKinley became a full-time Atlanta starter the next year. He notched a career-high 29 tackles and only 3.5 sacks over 14 games.
McKinley played in four games for the Falcons in 2020, before being released in November. Last season, McKinley spent 11 games with the Cleveland Browns. He recorded 18 tackles as well as 2.5 sacks.