Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn could soon be reuniting with another one of his former players from his time as head coach in Atlanta.
McKinley spent 2017 through 2019 with the Falcons. He was released after the trade deadline in 2020, and he signed with the Raiders. Last year, McKinley played for the Browns.
A torn Achilles tendon suffered in December delayed the effort to continue his career.
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60 regular-season games, with 27 start, McKinley has 20 career sacks. He had 2.5 with the Browns in 11 games last year.
The Cowboys lost Randy Gregory to the Broncos in free agency. They have DeMarcus Lawrence, Dorrance Armstrong, Sam William, Chauncey Golston, and Dante Fowler,
Linebacker Micah Parsons also could spend time lining up as a pass rusher, a role at which he excelled as a rookie in 2021.