Report: Cowboys signing Monmouth star


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Posted Online: July 19, 2013, 6:34 pm
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The Dallas Cowboys discovered current starter Tony Romo at Eastern Illinois. Now the NFL team is delving deeper into the college football ranks in Lincoln Land to find another quarterback.

According to a report on the Cowboys' website, "America's Team" will sign former Monmouth College star Alex Tanney.

The deal is pending Tanney passing a physical once the team arrives in Oxnard, Calif., for their preseason camp starting Sunday.

The NCAA's all-time leader in touchdown passes, Tanney spent last season on Injured Reserve with the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs. Tanney, who was injured in the team's final preseason game last fall, was released in May.

The Cowboys plan to keep Tanney following an invitation-only workout Tuesday in Dallas, which included three quarterbacks and five wideouts. The Cowboys were looking to fill three open spots on their preseason roster.

The news comes just month after Tanney's older brother and fellow former Fighting Scots QB Mitch Tanney was hired by the Chicago Bears to fill their newly-created the Director of Analytics position.

















 



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