Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/9/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 06: Jason Witten #82 of the Dallas Cowboys walks off the field after the Cowboys lost 31-24 against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium on December 6, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
Saturday morning, the Cowboys picked up tight end Colin Cochart after they trimmed their roster to 53. He was cut by the Bengals as part of their final roster cut down.Cochart is more of a blocking tight end than a pass-catching TE (an article on the Cowboys' official site describes him as being more like John Phillips than Jason Witten).That blocking is actually why the Cowboys picked him up.However, in order to grab him, they had to cut a player, and they chose former fourth-round pick, quarterback Stephen McGee, to take the fall.And now only have two quarterbacks on their roster.This unheralded move is a sign of two larger news stories that will break over the next year:1. The Cowboys could be without Jason Witten for longer than we thought.Most teams only carry three tight ends on their roster. The only team that comes to mind as carrying more is the New England Patriots, who have two starting TEs. It also helps that the backups have shown potential, with Visanthe Shiancoe being...
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