The Dallas Cowboys are adjusting their roster ahead of the postseason. The team announced that the Cowboys have signed veteran quarterback Xavier Rhodes to their practice team ahead of the regular season finale against the Washington Commanders. Saturday.
Rhodes, who played for the All-Pro during his Viking years, pulled out of the bill earlier this week. The 32-year-old 10-year veteran has only played two games for Buffalo this season. He spent the previous two seasons in Indianapolis, where he made 29 starts. Rhodes recorded two interceptions, including his second career six, during his first year with the Colts, helping Indianapolis to a playoff berth.
Rhodes, selected 25th overall in the 2013 NFL Draft, had a very successful seven-year career with the Vikings. During this time, Rhodes appeared in three Pro Bowl tournaments and was named to the All-Pro in 2017. grade.
In 135 career games, Rhodes had 13 interceptions, 92 passes, three forced fumbles and 457 tackles.
Rhodes will join the defensive back in Dallas, which includes current starting quarterbacks Trevon Diggs and Nahshon Wright. Dallas lost starting quarterback Anthony Brown last month after he tore his Achilles. Nickel cornerback Jordan Lewis was injured at the end of the season back in October, breaking his right leg.
Despite these injuries, the Cowboys still rank sixth in the NFL in defensive scoring and ninth in passing passes allowed. Dallas’ defensive success saw the team go 4-1 during Dak Prescott’s five-game absence early in the season.
The Cowboys currently sit fifth in the NFC playoffs. Dallas (12-4) will capture the NFC East Division crown by defeating Washington and losing the Eagles to the Giants on Sunday.