The Dallas Cowboys roster shuffle continued this week when the team signed cornerback Sterling Moore and placed defensive lineman Ben Bass on injured reserve. Bass was just called up from the practice squad two weeks ago, but suffered a high ankle sprain this week in practice.
The bigger news is the signing of Moore off of the New England Patriots practice squad. Moore spent two seasons with the Pats before being released and put on their practice squad in October.
The local player, who attended SMU, was the cornerback involved in the one of the biggest plays of last year’s AFC Championship game when he knocked away the touchdown pass to Lee Evans in the final few seconds of the game. Depending on how you view the play, Evans may have dropped it but replays show Moore knocked it away.
The Cowboys needed to make a move in the secondary because of Orlando Scandrick‘s hand injury and with Charlie Peprah likely out a few weeks with a foot injury; the team is getting thin at the position.
Without Scandrick and Peprah, the Cowboys secondary will shuffle around a number of players. Vincent Agnew will see extended time at both the outside corner, as well as the slot position and Mike Jenkins will take over for Scandrick as the main man in the slot. Moore will likely see playing time on special teams and sub packages.
It’s a good thing the Cowboys drafted Morris Claiborne and didn’t trade Jenkins, because injuries have tested the Cowboys depth in the secondary. They have now signed four players to help out a battered unit during the season.
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