OXNARD, Calif. – It's natural to be curious about Corey White's progress through one week at training camp – the hard part is finding him.
White was billed as versatile when he signed with the Cowboys back in March, and that's proving to be true in the early going of camp practices. Depending on when you're looking for him, it's normal to see the fourth-year veteran all over the defensive formation, from cornerback to nickel back to safety.
"They kind of told me I'd be playing a lot of safety, corner, nickel, dime – everything," White said. "They let me know I was going to do all that, and I don't have a problem with that. Whatever helps this team, I'm going to do it."
To this point in camp, he appears to be excelling across the board. White came up with a fumble recovery after J.J. Wilcox stripped Gavin Escobar mid-reception earlier, and he's held his own against the likes of Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams on the outside, as well as moving inside.
"I've been playing the slot since I've been in the league. It's real comfortable for me," he said. "I've got a lot of experience playing it, and I've played a lot of good players. It's comfortable for me."
White's versatility can only help his odds of making the Cowboys' final roster. Logically, one would assume he falls behind Orlando Scandrick, Brandon Carr and potentially Morris Claiborne on the depth chart. Much like Byron Jones, though, White's position flex makes him an asset at multiple spots.
"It's a little challenging, but as long as you know what you're doing, know your defense, everything else is natural," he said. "Everything else is hustle – running to the ball, tagging off. As long as you know what you're doing, it's easy."[embeddedad0]
Therein lies the challenge. Multiple positions means more to learn. White said his job duties call for more time with the playbook and more time in the film room – but that's a challenge he's up to.
"That's the No. 1 thing, and Garrett hit on it the most: if you don't know what you're doing, you're not going to be here," he said. "I spend a lot of time in my playbook, watching film from last year and seeing how these guys do it, see how they play it and try to adapt to them."