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George Selvie swaps the Dallas Cowboys for New York Giants on one-year deal

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The Dallas Cowboys will have to start getting used to the idea of facing up against members of their 2014 roster in the NFC East next season.

Another departure

That's because the high profile departure of DeMarco Murray to the Philadelphia Eagles last week has been followed up today with the news that Defensive End George Selvie has inked a deal with another of the Cowboys' fierce rivals, the New York Giants.

Selvie leaves AT&T Stadium after two years with the franchise, during which time he earned the nickname "The Bricklayer" for his impressive performances.

Unlike Murray's exit though Dallas are this time prepared to fill the gap left by the departed star. With Greg Hardy's arrival confirmed earlier this week it could easily be argued - should Hardy show no adverse affects to missing most of the 2014 campaign - that the Cowboys have actually improved at the Defensive End position.

That's not to say that Selvie did not impress in his two seasons with the team.  The 28-year-old started 29 of 32 regular season games and amassed 10 sacks in that time. Selvie also recorded six tackles in Dallas' two playoff games in 2014 which followed 30 tackles and a forced fumble in the regular season.

The South Florida product was at his best in the Cowboys' 2013 season though when defensive line coach Rod Marinelli labelled him "The Bricklayer"

Giants arrival

Selvie will link up with a college teammate and fellow defensive end in New York in the form of Jason Pierre-Paul.

They played together for South Florida before both being drafted into the league in 2010.

He also follows another former Dallas Cowboy, special teamer Dwayne Harris, who also recently signed to the Giants for the 2015 season.

The Giants, with this signing, have addressed a major need on their roster. They have been looking to replace Mathias Kiwanuka all offseason and look to have finally landed a quality replacement.

The fact he is from one of their NFC East rivals is an added bonus.

What do you think Cowboys fans? Are you happy to see Greg Hardy replace Selvie? And will you be sad to see him go? Let us know in the comments section below...

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