The second Cowboys season of Jake McQuaide will be cut short. Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports that the veteran long snapper tore his triceps and will be out for the remainder of the season.
The Cowboys are bringing in some reinforcements, and it appears like this week’s long-snapping contest will go place. Tuesday, Pelissero adds, Dallas will acquire snappers Matt Overton and Tucker Addington to its practice squad.
McQuaide, an NFL player since 2011, played with the Rams for ten seasons. Since moving to St. Louis as a UDFA, he has participated in 181 games without missing a beat. Last year, the Cowboys signed McQuaide to a contract at the going long snapper salary, making him the replacement for L.P. Ladouceur. McQuaide re-signed with the Cowboys in March and is currently serving his second one-year contract.
Overton has snapped with four teams since coming into the league in 2012. The former Colts Pro Bowler spent time with the Jaguars, Titans and Chargers since his five-year Indianapolis run wrapped. Overton, 37, was with the Bolts throughout last season. Overton will have a considerable experience edge on Addington, who has yet to snap in an NFL game. Addington snapped at Division I-FCS Sam Houston State.