Sep 14, 2014; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Nate Washington (85) carries the ball after a reception against Dallas Cowboys cornerback Sterling Moore (26) during the second half at LP Field. The Cowboys beat the Titans 26-10. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports
4. Sterling Moore, Cornerback
Sterling Moore has floated around the Dallas Cowboys team for a couple of years now. Being a jack of all trades master of none. Drafted by the New England Patriots in 2011, Moore joined the Cowboys in 2012. He’s had sporadic playing time at safety and corner. Week One he played at safety contributing four tackles.
He moved into slot coverage until Week Four when cornerback Morris Claiborne went down with a season ending injury. Replacing Claiborne, Moore’s performance was inspired. He stuck to his designated Saints receivers with aplomb and even managed to break up a pass intended for tight end Jimmy Graham.
Similar to Tyrone Crawford earlier, Moore makes my top ten list not for being the greatest cornerback (or safety!) on the team but for his consistency and determination. It’s not been a straight forward ride to the team for Moore. And whilst some players spit their dummies after being benched for poor performances, he has continued to work hard and play to the teams “next man up” ethos. He isn’t the most athletic, or technically perfect but Moore deserves a chance in the team. Whether that’s as Claiborne’s replacement or not remains to be seen.