Nick Hayden
DL CLE (13)
3 months ago

Hayden was released by the Browns on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Hayden signed with the Browns in July and was expected to add a quality veteran presence on the defensive line after he had the three best years of his career the past three years. His release opens the door for Kenton Adeyemi and Carl Nassib to see some extra snaps.

Nick Hayden
DL CLE (13)
5 months ago

Hayden has signed with the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

Hayden spent the past three seasons with the Cowboys, averaging over 43 tackles during his time in Dallas. Entering his eighth season, Hayden figures to add depth and experience to the Browns' interior defensive line.

Nick Hayden
DL CLE (13)
2 years ago

Hayden reached a one-year agreement with the Cowboys on Thursday, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports.

Hayden started all 16 games for the Cowboys in both 2013 and 2014, but he doesn't have much to show for it from a statistical perspective. He hasn't recorded a sack since 2011, and he's never piled up more than 25 tackles in a season.

Nick Hayden
DL CLE (13)
2 years ago

Hayden (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

With fellow defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford (knee) out, the Cowboys will be happy to have Hayden available, even if he is operating at less than 100 percent.

Nick Hayden
DL CLE (13)
2 years ago

Hayden (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against Jacksonville.

Hayden logged just one practice this week, and that was a limited showing Friday. With Hayden questionable and Tyrone Crawford (knee) out, Dallas might be without both of its starting defensive tackles.

Nick Hayden
DL CLE (13)
2 years ago

Hayden (shoulder) wasn't in uniform during Wednesday's practice, the Dallas Morning News reports.

He was able to do some conditioning work, however, and hasn't been ruled out yet for Sunday.

Nick Hayden
DL CLE (13)
2 years ago

ESPN Dallas considers Cowboys DT Nick Hayden the favorite to start next to Henry Melton.

Melton will start at three-technique, while Hayden, Terrell McClain, Tyrone Crawford, and Ken Bishop compete for snaps next to him. Hayden started all 16 games last season, playing 843 snaps, but received extremely poor marks both as a run defender and pass rusher at PFF, grading out as their 68th defensive tackle out of 69 qualifiers. McClain will be given every opportunity to win the job.

Nick Hayden
DL CLE (13)
2 years ago

ESPN Dallas considers Cowboys DT Nick Hayden the favorite to start next to Henry Melton.

Melton will start at three-technique, while Hayden, Terrell McClain, Tyrone Crawford, and Ken Bishop compete for snaps next to him. Hayden started all 16 games last season, playing 843 snaps, but received extremely poor marks both as a run defender and pass rusher at PFF, grading out as their 68th defensive tackle out of 69 qualifiers. McClain will be given every opportunity to win the job.

Nick Hayden
DL CLE (13)
3 years ago

Cowboys DT Nick Hayden is taking Jay Ratliff's (hamstring, PUP) place in the starting lineup.

It speaks to the Cowboys' (typical) lack of depth. A 2008 sixth-round pick of the Panthers, Hayden has made just two appearances since 2010. He was out of the league last season.

Nick Hayden
DL CLE (13)
4 years ago

Cowboys signed DT Nick Hayden to a reserve/future contract.

A sixth-round pick of the Panthers in 2008, Hayden has made 13 career starts and profiles as offseason depth for a Dallas team transitioning from a 3-4 to 4-3 defensive scheme. In the 4-3, Hayden is a defensive tackle.