The Dallas Cowboys continued the roster churning today when they signed former New York Giants cornerback Michael Coe today. To make room on the roster the team released another cornerback in Vince Agnew, a player who appeared in four games with the Cowboys but failed to record any tackles in those games.
The Cowboys also lost practice squad linebacker Jerry Franklin to the Chicago Bears. The Dallas practice squad was briefly down to four players after calling up defensive lineman Robert Callaway last week and losing running back Jamize Olawale to the Oakland Raiders last week but the team did sign four more players to the squad later in the day.
The biggest move today though was the signing of Coe, who had 13 tackles and two passes defensed as a member of the Giants this year. The fifth year pro was also beaten for two touchdowns by Tony Romo and the Cowboys on opening night of the NFL season.
This move is the latest in a season full of changes to their secondary, Coe is the sixth player they have signed to help out the back end of the defense. I’m wondering if the signing means the Cowboys are worried about availability of Morris Claiborne due to his facial laceration he suffered in the Cincinnati Bengals game.
The Cowboys secondary has been beaten up all year and any reliable help they can get will be welcomed. However, at this point in the year they will be lucky to get much out of a player who was just released.
Dallas has done well in finding players unwanted by other teams and turning them into good role players, hopefully they’ll do the same with Coe.
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