Cowboys sign veteran defensive tackle, pick up defensive end in trade

NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports the Cowboys have signed veteran defensive lineman Telaid Workman to a five-year contract extension worth $14 million.

The contract was first reported by NFL.net.

Workman was among the top players on the Cowboys practice squad when they signed him in January.

The 6-foot-3, 310-pounder has played all 16 games for the Cowboys this season and has played in 13 games in his career.

He has recorded 16 sacks, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, three quarterback hits, four passes defensed and two interceptions in the three seasons he has played for Dallas.

Workmen has spent his entire professional career with the Cowboys.

He played for the San Diego Chargers from 2011-14, with the last three seasons spent with the St. Louis Rams.

The Cowboys drafted him in the third round of the 2011 draft and he spent his rookie season with the Vikings.