The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed import quarterback Stephen McGee.

The six-foot-three, 218-pound native of Round Rock, Texas, joins the Ticats after spending three seasons with the NFL's Dallas Cowboys and attending training camp with the Houston Texans earlier this year.

McGee was selected by the Cowboys in the fourth round (101st overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. In three appearances with the Cowboys, he threw for 420 passing yards and three touchdowns while adding 102 rushing yards.

During his four-year NCAA career at Texas A&M, McGee threw for 5,475 yards and 28 touchdowns while rushing for 2,196 yards and 11 touchdowns.

He will be brought in to help back up 38-year-old starting quarterback Henry Burris, who leads the league with 3,765 yards passing and is tied for second with 20 touchdown passes.