IRVING, Texas (AP/CBSDFW.COM) – Former Texas defensive tackle Chris Whaley and running back Ben Malena of Texas A&M are among 24 undrafted free agents signed by the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday.

Whaley followed the same path to the NFL as new teammate Henry Melton. Both were recruited to Texas as running backs and became defensive linemen. Melton signed with the Cowboys as a free agent after starting for Chicago.

Malena was one of the running backs behind quarterback Johnny Manziel with the Aggies.

The Cowboys signed five offensive linemen, four defensive backs and three linebackers. They added a fourth quarterback in West Texas A&M’s Dustin Vaughan.

With nine draft picks, Dallas is adding 33 rookies to the roster. The Cowboys released six veterans to make room for them.

Here is a complete list of the undrafted rookie free agents the Cowboys have signed:

Josh Aladenoye (T) Illinois State

Chris Boyd (WR) Vanderbilt

Brian Clarke (G) Bloomsburg

Davon Coleman (DT) Arizona State

JC Copeland (FB) LSU

Andre Cureton(G) Cincinnati

Casey Kreiter (LS) Iowa

Ben Malena (RB) Texas A&M

Cody Mandell (P) Alabama

Glasco Martin (RB) Baylor

Jordan Najvar (TE) Baylor

Ronald Patrick (G) South Carolina

DaShaun Phillips (CB) Tarleton State

Jarrod Pughsley (G) Akron

Marvin Robinson (S) Ferris State

Dontavis Sapp (LB) Tennessee

Jocquel Skinner (CB) Bethel – Tennessee

Keith Smith (LB) San Jose State

Ryan Smith (S) Auburn

Dustin Vaughan (QB) West Texas A&M

L’Damian Washington (WR) Missouri

Chris Whaley (DT) Texas

Evan Wilson (TE) Illinois

Joe Windsor (LB) Northern Illinois

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