With the tight end position getting depleted because of injuries, the Cowboys might be looking within the roster for help.
Second-year linebacker Alex Albright, who has already showed versatility by playing both inside and outside as well as special teams, worked with the tight ends for the majority of Monday's practice.
Albright (6-5, 260) and tight ends coach John Garrett, who is also the team's passing-game coordinator, worked on several routes, and Albright even went out and caught a few passes from Tony Romo and Kyle Orton.
Albright made the team last season as a rookie free agent from Boston College but played primarily on special teams.
The Cowboys lost backup tight end John Phillips to an ankle injury that will likely keep him out for a week, if not longer. Last week, John Nalbone left the team for personal reasons and was later waived from the 90-man roster.