Cowboys sign tight end DajLeon Farr, who has to be ready quick

DajLeon Farr was a little thrown off by the question of whether he could be able to play last Thursday against Oakland even if he had been a Cowboy for only a few hours.

"Yeah, I'm going to have to," Farr said. "That's what they brought me in for."

The Cowboys signed Farr on Tuesday and cut tight end Kevin Brock, who suffered a high ankle sprain on Sunday. Scott Sicko didn't practice because of a concussion and will not play. Martellus Bennett is likely to miss his second straight game with an ankle sprain.

That leaves Jason Witten and Farr and the Cowboys aren't going to overwork Witten.

Farr, 6-5, 256 pounds, signed with San Diego as an undrafted free agent and was released on Aug. 3. A Houston native, he started his college career at Miami before transferring to Memphis. He finished with 24 catches for 210 yards.

Farr said his move to the Cowboys is helped by the fact that San Diego runs a similar offense with similar terminology, considering the Jason Garrett-Norv Turner connection.

"As far as the situation, it's far better," Farr said. "There my best thing was probably going to make the practice squad. With the injuries, I feel like I have a better chance of helping the team out in the games."

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