Cowboys close to signing Pat McQuistan

IRVING, Texas -- The Cowboys are close to an agreement with Pat McQuistan after working out the veteran offensive lineman Friday.

McQuistan’s agent, Ken Staninger, said his client had a good visit with the team and was hopeful a deal could be completed soon. The Cowboys have made a one-year offer.

McQuistan was a seventh-round pick of the Cowboys in 2006. He played 10 games last year for New Orleans and started eight of 16 games for Miami in 2010 after he was acquired in a trade from the Cowboys. From 2006-09 he played in 40 games for the Cowboys without a start.

The Cowboys signed backup tackle Jermey Parnell to a three-year extension prior to the draft that included a $1 million signing bonus, however, he has not seen meaningful playing time in his two years with the club.

McQuistan can play guard and tackle and offers insurance with projected starter Mackenzy Bernadeau coming back from hip surgery.

To make room for an eventual signing of McQuistan the Cowboys cut undrafted rookie Taylor Dever on Friday.