Hyder has appeared in 24 games (two starts) in his NFL career, accumulating 42 tackles and nine sacks in that time. He'll provide valuable depth at defensive end for the Cowboys with Randy Gregory serving an indefinite NFL suspension.
Hyder is a restricted free agent but would become an unrestricted free March 13 if the team doesn't extend an offer. After posting a career-high eight sacks in 2016, Hyder missed the entire 2017 season due to a ruptured Achilles and made only six tackles and one sack across seven games in 2018.
Hyder recorded six tackles and one sack in seven games during the 2018 season.
After missing the entire 2017 season due to a ruptured Achilles, Hyder played sparingly after logging a season-high 45 snaps in the season-opening blowout loss to the Jets. It isn't clear if he's lost a step following the explosiveness-sapping nature of the injury he's recovery from, but Hyder could still be counted on more in 2019 if the team isn't able to satisfy the contract demands of defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder).
Hyder has an illness and is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Hyder never appeared on the injury report this week, so the undisclosed illness appears to be a new development. Eric Lee could see an increased role as a rotational defensive end at Arizona on Sunday.
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