Cowboys to work out RB D.J. Adams

OXNARD, Calif. -- With Ben Malena expected to miss significant time with a quadriceps injury suffered in Thursday’s preseason loss to the San Diego Chargers, the Dallas Cowboys will work out running back D.J. Adams, according to a source.

Malena, an undrafted free agent from Texas A&M, was hurt in the second half and was on crutches after the game. He faced an uphill battle to make the 53-man roster, but the Cowboys liked his versatility and ability to play special teams.

Adams will work out later today for the coaches and could sign. He signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of Portland State and was cut in June. He ran for 1,600 yards and 19 touchdowns last season.