FRISCO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have signed defensive end Kony Ealy to a one-year deal, their latest attempt to add depth to the defensive line through bargains in free agency.

Ealy signed Monday after spending last season with the New York Jets.

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Defensive Lineman #94 Kony Ealy of the New York Jets in action against the Los Angeles Chargers in an NFL game at MetLife Stadium on December 24, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)

He was drafted in the second round by Carolina in 2014 and spent three years with the Panthers.

The 6-foot-4, 275-pound Ealy had one sack with the Jets to give him 15 in his four-year career. He had five sacks in each of his last two seasons with Carolina.

Two years ago, the Cowboys signed Benson Mayowa to an offer sheet that Oakland didn’t match and added defensive tackle Cedric Thornton from Philadelphia.

Mayowa led Dallas with six sacks in 2016 before his production dropped off last season. Thornton was released at the end of the preseason last year.

Back in February, the NFL  awarded compensatory picks for the upcoming draft and the Cowboys received the maximum amount of picks they could for players they lost in free agency last season.

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