The Dallas Cowboys signed a former Super Bowl MVP on Tuesday as injuries have decimated the team’s linebacker unit.
Malcolm Smith, who won Super Bowl MVP as a member of the Seattle Seahawks during the 2013 season, will join the Cowboys. He had only appeared in two games this season for the Jacksonville Jaguars and was cut by the team in November.
ANTONIO BROWN REPORTEDLY FACING LENGTHY SUSPENSION AS WIDE RECEIVER PROMOTES RAP ALBUM ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Dallas lost rookie linebacker Luke Gifford to a broken arm, which he suffered Sunday in a game against the Los Angeles Rams. The Cowboys have already been without second-year linebacker Leighton Vander Esch because of a neck injury. Joe Thomas is also battling an injured knee and Sean Lee has shown up on the team’s injury report with a pectoral injury.
Smith, 30, has bounced around the league after the Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. He’s played for the Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers along with the Jaguars.
COWBOYS’ JERRY JONES RESPONDS TO TROY AIKMAN’S CRITICISM, BELIEVES HE WOULD WANT HEAVY HAND IN DECISION-MAKING
In 102 career games, Smith has recorded 393 total tackles, six sacks and four interceptions.
Dallas needs all the help it can get in the final two games of the season. The Cowboys are clinging to first place in the NFC East with a 7-7 record, but the Philadelphia Eagles are just slightly behind them having lost to them earlier in the season.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM
The two teams play each other in a pivotal matchup Sunday.