Amobi Okoye DL DAL 1 Month

Okoye (illness) will remain on IR for the rest of the season, the Dallas Morning News reports.

The Cowboys apparently didn't see enough progress from him in practice to warrant adding him to the 53-man roster. Okoye will get a chance to win a roster spot in training camp next year, however.

Amobi Okoye DL DAL 2 Months

Okoye (illness) will begin practicing on Thursday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Once he begins practicing, the Cowboys will have three weeks to decide whether to add him to the 53-man roster or not. Okoye hasn't played in a game since December 2012 after surviving a battle with a rare brain condition, but he could add some more depth at defensive tackle coming out of the Cowboys' bye week.

Amobi Okoye DL DAL 3 Months

Okoye (illness) feels that he'll be ready to play when he's eligible to come off the non-football injury list after Week 6, Rowan Kavner of DallasCowboys.com reports.

He's currently doing conditioning work and getting back to his playing weight after surviving a serious and rare brain condition that required him to be placed in a medically-induced coma. It's been almost two years since Okoye played in a game, however, so don't expect him to make any kind of immediate impact once he gets into the lineup.

Amobi Okoye DL DAL 4 Months

Okoye (illness) could begin practicing with the Cowboys as soon as Monday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Details are finally surfacing about Okoye's illness, an extremely rare and potentially fatal auto-immune disorder that causes brain inflammation, and given what Okoye's been through over the past 17 months it's amazing that he's even close to a return to the field. The Cowboys will understandably be very cautious with Okoye, but it's beginning to look like he will have a role on their defensive line this season.

Amobi Okoye DL DAL 5 Months

Cowboys placed DT Amobi Okoye (illness) on active/NFI.

Okoye is still battling an unknown issue that kept him out of the league last season. The No. 10 overall pick in the 2007 draft hasn't been a regular starter since 2010 while with the Texans.

Amobi Okoye DL DAL 5 Months

Cowboys DT Amobi Okoye (illness) is "recovering well and getting close."

Okoye remains hopeful he'll be cleared for camp, though he's still a candidate to begin on the active/PUP list. Okoye's undisclosed ailment kept him out for all of 2013. Any contributions the Cowboys' depleted defensive line gets from Okoye this season will be a bonus.

Amobi Okoye DL DAL 6 Months

Cowboys DT Amobi Okoye could open training camp on the active/PUP list.

Okoye is recovering from an unknown medical issue, one that kept him out of the league last season. The Cowboys handed him a two-year deal in May, reuniting him with DC Rod Marinelli. Okoye is competing for a 53-man roster spot.

Amobi Okoye DL DAL 7 Months

Cowboys signed DT Amobi Okoye to a two-year contract.

Okoye, the No. 10 overall pick in 2007, is still just 27 (in June). He was out of the league last season due to an unknown medical issue. Okoye reunites with DC Rod Marinelli, who he played for in 2011 and 2012 with the Bears. Okoye has 16 career sacks and will try to earn a spot on Dallas' rebuilt defensive line.

Amobi Okoye DL DAL May 04 '79

The Cowboys are showing interest in free agent DT Amobi Okoye.

The Cowboys need line depth after losing Tyrone Crawford for the season and Anthony Spencer to left knee surgery. Okoye is familiar with Dallas DL coach Rod Marinelli after spending time with Marinelli in Chicago last season.

Amobi Okoye DL DAL Sep 22 '78

Bears re-signed DT Amobi Okoye.

Okoye is back after appearing in six games for the Bears earlier this season. He compiled seven tackles and one sack in a rotational role.