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Brian Bosworth's Nephew Kyle Bosworth Claimed: Dallas Cowboys Nab New York Giants Linebacker Off Of Waivers [VIDEO]

Mike Smollins
By Mike Smollins @MikeSmollins
on Sep 02, 2013 09:02 PM EDT
Kyle Bosworth
The Cowboys claimed LB Kyle Bosworth, seen here tackling Adrian Peterson last season, off of waivers after he was cut by the New York Giants (Photo : Reuters)

It didn't take linebacker Kyle Bosworth very long to find a new home as The Dallas Cowboys claimed Bosworth off of waivers Sunday, just one day after he was cut by their division rival New York Giants.

The Cowboys are using Bosworth to replace defensive lineman Sean Lissemore on the team's 53-man roster, as Dallas traded Lissemore to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday because he didn't fit into the team's new defensive schemes.

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Bosworth is a graduate of Plano West and the nephew of Brian Bosworth. Bosworth will look to give the team more depth at linebacker, and The Dallas News reports that the Cowboys plan to use him on special teams as well.

Bosworth enters his third year as a professional after playing his last two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who declined to offer him another contract when he hit free agency this offseason. In five starts with Jacksonville last season, Bosworth had 37 tackles and one interception. In his career, Bosworth has played in 25 games and has mounted one interception and 21 tackles.

Bosworth showed his skills off the field for the Jaguars, engaging in a dance-off in the lockerroom. A video can be seen below.

The Giants dropped Bosworth and are looking to turn it around after failing to make the playoffs last season coming off of a Super Bowl victory. The Giants finished 9-7 and were in second place in the NFC East, but failed to make the postseason. The Cowboys finished in third place last season with an 8-8 record and haven't made the playoffs since 2009.

It won't take long for Bosworth to try and show New York that it shouldn't have cut him. The Giants and Cowboys kick off the season in a head-to-head matchup in Dallas on Sunday.

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