IRVING, Texas – This time of the year isn’t just all about the college pro days, but it’s the opportunity for the Cowboys’ pro scouts to kick the tires on some players that might add depth to the roster where they might be a little thin.
On Wednesday, they did just that in working out former first round selection of the Broncos, Jarvis Moss. A local product, Moss had bounced around to a couple of different clubs before sitting out the 2012 NFL season.
In a report from the workout, the word that describes how it went was “decent,” which is scout lingo for, “We’re glad you came in, but we are going to keep hunting for players.” We all remember how this pro department responded last season when injuries put this club in a terrible place, but they were able to add several bodies that kept the season from totally falling apart.
When free agency opens March 12, this group will have to be at their very best once again, because money will be tight, but it’s a challenge they should welcome.
If last season is any indication, it’s possible Moss could get a call later in the year to adjust for injuries. Moss played in only 25 games for the Broncos after getting selected in the first round in 2007. He played in 12 games in 2008, registering a career-high 2.5 sacks that season.
Moss was released by Denver midway through the 2010 season, when the Raiders brought him on to play defensive end. He became a free agent after playing in 14 games and registering 1.5 sacks his 2011 season in Oakland.
The Denton native is now 28 years old and has six career NFL sacks.