The Dallas Cowboys are getting a huge chunk of their defense back for Monday night’s playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He officially activated defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins on Monday afternoon. This comes after he missed his last four regular season games due to a pectoral injury.
Hankins has been with the Cowboys since October. He was acquired in a trade from the Las Vegas Raiders and totaled 10 tackles (seven solo) in five games.
The Cowboys also elevated cornerback Xavier Rhodes to the active roster. He played in two games for the Bills earlier this year before the Cowboys picked him up in early January.
He is a seasoned corner with a lot of experience. He has appeared in 135 career games and totaled 458 tackles, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception and seven passes defended.
The Cowboys-Bucks kick-off begins at 8:15 ET and will be televised by ESPN.