Dallas Cowboys sign Sterling Moore

The Dallas Cowboys needed to add depth at the cornerback position, and they were able to achieve this goal by prying cornerback Sterling Moore from the New England Patriots practice squad. The playmaking cornerback is best known for the play that denied Lee Evans a touchdown in the AFC Championship game last year, but he was poor to start the season and was waived by the team. The Patriots re-signed him to the practice squad, but the former SMU star is back in the state of Texas.

Moore will give much needed depth to the Cowboys secondary, and his ability to create turnovers will be a solid addition to the other corners on the roster. The move is especially important, because CBs Orlando Scandrick and Ben Bass could be placed on the injured reserve.

The Patriots don’t have that much depth at CB, so losing Moore from the p-squad does hurt a little bit. It isn’t a big loss, though, as he was clearly the worst cornerback on the team before his release. Kyle Arrington played worse, but he has more talent than Moore as evidenced by Arrington’s return to form these past two weeks.

The 5’10″, 200 pound dime corner had 12 tackles and a hand in two turnovers before receiving his release from the Patriots. In fact, Moore was released shortly before the trade to acquire new starting corner Aqib Talib.

The Cowboys would have only had Moore for the rest of the season given his current contract, but they have also re-signed him through the 2013 season. It looks like he is a long-term depth solution for Dallas, and they must have been impressed with his playmaking ability.

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