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Jackson is expected to sign with the Dallas Cowboys

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By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: August 12th, 2012 at 2:08 am EST

The Dallas Cowboys will bring in a former Philadelphia Eagle for a workout.

In recent years, there haven’t been many players that have switched sides in this historic rivalry. But free agent Jamaal Jackson could be the next one.

Jamaal Jackson (Getty Images)

Jamaal Jackson (Getty Images)

He is expected to take a physical with the Cowboys, and should everything work out, likely sign with the team. It would likely be a one-year deal.

The Cowboys also expressed interest in Jeff Faine and Casey Wiegmann, but nothing happened. They also expected interest in re-signing Andre Gurode, but that won’t be the case now, as long as Jackson signs.

He was released by the Eagles in March after spending 8-years with the team. Two months later in May, he attended rookie mini-camp with the New York Giants, but only stayed for one day without signing a contract.

Jackson started 72 games during his tenure; however, has not seen much action since the 2009 season. He suffered an arm injury in 2010, and missed the entire 2011 season.

The 32-year-old was scheduled to work out with the New York Giants this past spring. However, he informed head coach Tom Coughlin that he was going to retire.

The Cowboys need a center after starter Phil Costa suffered a lower back strain last Friday. David Arkin will start in place of Costa at center at the Oakland Raiders.


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