Cowboys sign OT Jermey Parnell

The Dallas Cowboys signed offensive tackle Jermey Parnell on Thursday morning.

Parnell was on the practice squad for the New Orleans Saints, with whom he signed as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Mississippi in 2009. Parnell was released by the Saints on Sept. 4 and immediately claimed by the Miami Dolphins, who released him Sept. 25. Parnell resigned with the Saints' practice squad on Sept. 28.

The 6-foot-6, 290-poound Parnell played only one season of football at Ole Miss and was a defensive end that year. He played four seasons for Ole Miss' basketball team.