By: Brett Nowack
After passing his physical in Oxnard, Calif., Alex Tanney has officially been added to the Dallas Cowboys' roster and will jersey No. 7.
Tanney was one of three quarterbacks who worked out with the Cowboys in the last week, but the only QB to receive an offer. The NCAA's all-time touchdown passing leader will be the fourth quarterback on the Cowboys roster during the camp with veterans Tony Romo and Kyle Orton and Nick Stephens, who is entering his second NFL season.
Tanney – who spent last season on the Kansas City Chiefs injured reserve list – could have a special connection with ninth-year pro Miles Austin. The wide receiver also has Monmouth roots, playing his college ball for the Hawks of Monmouth University in New Jersey. It's likely that would be the first time players from both Monmouths were on the same field.
Dallas will open their preseason games at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game against Miami on Aug. 4 in Canton, Ohio.