Cowboys Claim Guard, Veteran Safety Off Waivers


FRISCO, Texas – As expected, the Cowboys weren't finished when the trimmed the roster down on Saturday. The day after is always full of moves and Sunday was no exception.

The Cowboys claimed two players off waivers, adding guard/center Adam Redmond and safety Ibraheim Campbell to the 53-man roster.

To make room, the team waived guard Kadeem Edwards and defensive tackle Brian Price.

Campbell, a four-year veteran and fourth-round pick of the Browns in 2015, was recently cut by the Texans. Campbell has played in 38 career games with 11 starts, but has not recorded an interception.

He should be able to provide some depth and special teams ability to the safety spot that currently has Jeff Heath and Kavon Frazier, along with Xavier Woods, who is nursing a hamstring injury and could miss the Week 1 opener in Carolina. The Cowboys also retained undrafted rookie Tyree Robinson.

Redmond, who played in four games for Buffalo last year. The undrafted rookie out of Harvard in 2017 was among the final roster cuts by the Bills on Saturday.

Redmond should be able to provide some depth at guard and center, something Joe Looney has done the past two years. But Looney is expected to start in place of Travis Frederick, who is a candidate to be placed on IR on Monday. 

With Looney starting, the backups for Sunday in Carolina should be Redmond, Parker Ehinger and Cameron Fleming. Ehinger was traded from Kansas City last week in exchange for rookie cornerback Charvarius Ward.

The Cowboys could put Frederick, Noah Brown and Datone Jones on injured reserve Monday, which would allow them to place them back on the roster after eight weeks. NFL rules state that clubs can only retain two players in a season off of IR, but putting them on Monday at least makes them eligible if that's what the Cowboys intend to do.

If that happens with Jones, and Price clears waivers, he would be eligible to return to the roster.