Dallas Cowboys Rumors: Would a Recently Released Cornerback be a Good Fit?

By Ben Grimaldi
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For a long time the Dallas Cowboys had trouble finding good cornerbacks to help a struggling secondary. That trend ended last season when the Cowboys signed Brandon Carr, drafted Morris Claiborne, had Orlando Scandrick to play the slot and used Mike Jenkins as a fourth cornerback. That is the kind of depth most teams would like to have.

This off-season the Cowboys are likely to lose Jenkins to free agency since they haven’t seen eye to eye with him in the past year and the former Pro Bowler would like to see what how much he can make on the open market. That leaves the Cowboys a little short at cornerback but help could be on the way.

The Chicago Bears just released D.J. Moore, a fourth year corner who has 10 career interceptions, including three against Tony Romo. Moore knows the Tampa 2 scheme already and could be a nice addition to the Cowboys secondary, where they can use all the experience they can get in the new system. The fit makes sense and just like any Bears defensive player that is released, the Cowboys are going to be one of the first teams mentioned as a destination because of Rod Marinelli.

Although he’s only 5-9, Moore is a very good role player who could add value as a fourth corner and he won’t cost the Cowboys a ton of money to sign. His 10 interceptions in just four years would be a welcome addition to a Cowboys secondary that hasn’t picked off enough passes in the past few years. Monte Kiffin’s defense preaches turnovers and Moore is certainly capable of causing them.

D.J. Moore fits with what the Cowboys are doing on defense so don’t be surprised if he lands in Dallas in free agency.

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