Should the Dallas Cowboys sign cornerback Sterling Moore?

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 16: Sterling Moore
NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 16: Sterling Moore /

Would the Dallas Cowboys consider a reunion with versatile defensive back Sterling Moore, who recently became a free agent?

Going into the 2017 NFL season, the Dallas Cowboys had some major question marks in their secondary. They signed veteran Nolan Carroll as a stop gap player at cornerback, but he clearly was not the answer, as the former Eagle struggled in coverage, and was ultimately released just a quarter of the way through the season.

It appears the Cowboys have struck gold with third-round pick Jourdan Lewis, who has thus far been Dallas’ most promising rookie. Fellow first-year defensive back Chidobe Awuzie also looks like he has the chops to be a solid NFL player, but needs a little more seasoning. Plus, the Cowboys appear to view him as more of a safety for the time being.

Despite the promising play of their rookies, the Cowboys could use an additional veteran outside of Orlando Scandrick and Anthony Brown. Right now, they could use a versatile, cheap veteran to fill Carrol’s role for the remainder of the season.

Who better, than ex-Cowboy Sterling Moore, who was just released by the Saints.

Moore has started a total of 31 games over the course of his seven-year career, spending time with the New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Saints, and Cowboys.

Moore was a solid player for the Cowboys between 2012-14 and did whatever the coaching staff asked of him. Being that he’s already familiar with Rod Marinelli’s defense, he should be a seamless fit if, or when his number is called.

Besides, there’s at least one former Cowboy clamoring to have Moore back.

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Obviously, if Moore returns he wouldn’t be a starter, which is ideal for Dallas. He would simply be an insurance policy for the Cowboys and would most definitely come on the cheap. It’s a low-risk move for the Cowboys, and certainly a situation worth monitoring.