The Dallas Cowboys trade to pick up linebacker Edgar Jones wasn't the only move the team made before the season started. The team's official website reported on Sept. 1 that Dallas also traded defensive lineman Sean Lissemore to the San Diego Chargers and picked up yet another linebacker.
Sean Lissemore was one of the Cowboys' more reliable defensive linemen in 2012 when he played, so the trade was puzzling. However, one thing to take note of is that the Cowboys change to the 4-3 defense seemed to set back Lissemore, who started six games in the 3-4 defense in 2012 for Dallas.
The Dallas Cowboys trade brought a seventh round draft pick to Dallas in exchange, giving Dallas three seventh round picks now for next season. The move also comes just one year after Dallas paid $7.17 million to extend Lissemore's contract.
After trading him, Dallas filled in that final roster spot with linebacker Kyle Bosworth, picking him up off waivers. Bosworth is the second linebacker to join Dallas in the past two days, following Edgar Jones.
Nick Hayden will start in the spot that Lissemore competed for this preseason next to Jason Hatcher. Regular started Jay Ratliff is out until later in the season on the PUP list and Anthony Spender is still recovering from knee surgery, making that defensive line very shaky entering the season.
Ben Bass, Kyle Wilber, George Selvie and Landon Cohen are the backups on the defensive line.
Dallas grabbed Kyle Bosworth from waivers when the New York Giants released him on Saturday. The nephew of Brian "The Boz" Bosworth will play special teams for Dallas after playing 25 games for the Jacksonville Jaguars over the past two years.