Cowboys add Mackenzy Bernadeau

IRVING, Texas – He’s not the big name fans wanted on the offensive line, but guard Mackenzy Bernadeau is the newest Cowboy, signing a four-year deal.

Bernadeau, who spent four years in Carolina, arrived in Arlington on Tuesday night and was at Cowboys Stadium along with the team’s top free-agent target Brandon Carr.

Bernadeau, a former seventh-round pick in 2008 out of Bentley College in Waltham, Mass., has started 20 games. Bernadeau is 6-4, 308 pounds and had one start in 2011 in 15 games. He started 12 games in 2010 for the Panthers.

The Cowboys did not get in the action for Carl Nicks, who joined Tampa Bay with a five-year, $47.25 million deal and have yet to talk with the agent for Ben Grubbs, who could be replacing Nicks with the Saints.