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The Dallas Cowboys got some very disappointing news this week when star cornerback Jourdan Lewis suffered a lisfranc foot injury while recording an interception on Sunday and will need surgery. As a result, the Cowboys are replacing Lewis, a former Michigan Wolverines star, with a player from Michigan’s fierce rival team, the Ohio State Buckeyes.

According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport of The NFL Network, the Dallas Cowboys are expected to sign former Ohio State cornerback Kendall Sheffield to their practice squad this week.

“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,” Rapoport said in a Tweet.

Sheffield played at Ohio State during the 2017 and 2018 seasons after beginning his career with the Alabama Crimson Tide. He was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft and started 20 games for the team before he was released ahead of the 2022 season.

Though Sheffield played at Ohio State and Lewis played at Michigan, the two never actually played against each other. Lewis, a two-time All-American, left Michigan following the 2016 season, becoming a third-round pick by the Dallas Cowboys.

[Ian Rapoport]