The Philadelphia Eagles signed running back Chris Warren off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday.
"As of last week, he has been still playing the game at a high level for the Dallas Cowboys," Eagle Coach Andy Reid said. "We felt that we needed to take a look at him and see how he might fit into this program."
Philadelphia lost its top runner, Duce Staley, to injuries earlier this season. The running-back-by-committee group of Darnell Autry, Stanley Pritchett and Brian Mitchell has averaged less than three yards a carry in the last four games.
In Dallas' loss Sunday to Tampa Bay, Warren misplayed a pass that deflected off his hands and was intercepted and returned for a touchdown. He was benched after that play, and then was involved in a shouting match with a Dallas coach on the sideline.
Three days later, he was waived. Dallas owner Jerry Jones said Warren "wasn't in the plans moving forward," but Warren said he was cut because he wouldn't accept a one-year contract extension for 2001 at his current salary, $715,000.
The Eagles released wide receiver Alex Van Dyke to make room for Warren.