The Dallas Cowboys had to make some tough decisions this week on which of their players landed on their inactive list. Now we know who is on that list.
The 1-1 Dallas Cowboys will face off against the 1-1 Arizona Cardinals Monday night, in front of a primetime audience. But they will do so with one of their young, promising pass rushers on the bench.
With free agent signee Damontre Moore making his debut for the Cowboys in Week Three against the Cardinals, Dallas opted to place Charles Tapper on their inactives list to make room. That according to ESPN’s Todd Archer.
Moore just finished serving a two-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy stemming from an arrest for drunk driving last December.
In two games, Tapper recorded three tackles and a sack in limited playing time (37 defensive snaps). It was thought the decision on who to make inactive for this contest might have been between the former fourth rounder pick and rookie defensive end Taco Charlton, the Cowboys first round selection this year.
But making a player like Charlton inactive three games into his first season would have likely sparked unwanted media attention, even if Tapper was outplaying the rookie on the field.
Joining Tapper on the Cowboys official inactive list are running back Darren McFadden, quarterback Cooper Rush, guard Jonathan Cooper, linebacker Anthony Hitchens and cornerbacks Chidobe Awuzie and Nolan Carroll.
With both Awuize and Carroll sidelined, Dallas will be shorthanded along their defensive secondary. Expect the combination of corners Orlando Scandrick, Anthony Brown and rookie Jourdan Lewis to pick up the slack. As well as newly acquired veteran cornerback Bene’ Benwikere, whom the Cowboys traded for earlier this month.