Dallas Cowboys claim safety, center off the waiver wire
The Dallas Cowboys claimed a safety and a center via the waiver wire on Sunday following Saturday’s cuts that trimmed their roster down to just 53 players.
The Dallas Cowboys trimmed their bloated 90-man roster down to just 53 players as mandated by the NFL on Saturday. They immediately went to work afterward scouring the waiver wire for possible players who they might be able to claim and add to their roster for the upcoming season.
On Sunday, the Cowboys found out they won their claims on two players. Those names being center Adam Redmond and safety Ibraheim Campbell. That according to ESPN’s Todd Archer.
Redmond went undrafted out of Harvard in 2016. He spent his rookie season on the Indianapolis Colts’ practice squad. Redmond played in four regular season games for the Colts last year, mainly on special teams, before being released. He was then picked up by the Buffalo Bills for their practice squad.
In Dallas, Redmond fills a clear need for depth at the center position. With All-Pro starter Travis Frederick having been recently diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome, backup Joe Looney has been promoted to the starting lineup.
The Cowboys got a firsthand look at Campbell in their final preseason game against the Houston Texans on Thursday night. The former fourth-round pick out of Northwestern back in 2015 racked up six tackles and a pass defend as a member of the Texans before being waived on Saturday.
The 26-year old Campbell joins a shaky safety depth chart in Dallas where he will have an opportunity to compete for a meaningful role immediately with both Xavier Woods (hamstring) and Kavon Frazier (shoulder) dealing with injuries.
Coming out of college, Campbell was considered a box safety who was a strong tackler but struggled in coverage. Through three NFL seasons so far, he’s recorded a total of 82 tackles, one pass defend and zero interceptions while starting in only 11 total games as a professional.
None of the players that the Dallas Cowboys waived themselves on Saturday were claimed by any other NFL team.