The Dallas Cowboys lost a key member of their dominant defense on Sunday.
Cornerback Jourdan Lewis suffered a Lisfranc fracture in his right foot during the Cowboys' win over the Detroit Lions and is believed to be out for the remainder of the season.
As a result, Dallas is turning to a free agent to add depth to its secondary.
The team is expected to sign free agent Kendall Sheffield to its practice squad, NFL Network's Ian Rapaport reported Tuesday.
"The #Cowboys are expected to sign free agent CB Kendall Sheffield to their practice squad, source said, as the former #Falcons and #Texans defender is potential help given the loss of CB Jourdan Lewis to foot surgery." -- Ian Rapaport
Sheffield brings some experience to Dallas. He played in 38 games and started 20 across three NFL seasons, all with the Atlanta Falcons.
Rookie DaRon Bland, a fifth-round draft pick out of Fresno State, could see an expanded role at slot corner, as well.