Nick Hayden DL DAL 2 Months

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 DAL 2 Months

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 DAL 2 Months

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 DAL 5 Months

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 DAL 5 Months

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 DAL Jun 08 '79

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 DAL Nov 22 '78

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.

Nick Hayden DL DAL Sep 16 '77

Bengals signed DT Nick Hayden.

Hayden started 10 games for the Panthers last season, ending up with 31 tackles and one sack. He'll fill the roster spot vacated by Pat Sims (injured reserve, ankle).