FRISCO, Texas – The Cowboys looked outside their building to address their cornerback depth.
With Anthony Brown officially moving to injured reserve, the team signed cornerback Deante Burton off the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad. Burton is in his third year in the NFL after going undrafted out of Kansas State in 2017.
In three seasons, Burton has spent time with five teams. He was with the Atlanta Falcons in 2017 and spent time with Green Bay, Atlanta and Houston in 2018. He spent training camp with the Texans but was ultimately released. The Colts signed him to their practice squad in mid-September.
Burton will help fill out the cornerback depth chart, as the Cowboys were facing this matchup against New England with just four cornerbacks. It remains to be seen what, if any, role he would have against the Patriots. But it's some added insurance with Brown expected to miss the rest of the season.
The Cowboys also filled their practice squad vacancy by signing veteran center Marcus Henry. The Boise State product has bounced around the league since starting 39 games for the Broncos in college.
There was a vacancy on the 10-man practice squad after the Cowboys promoted safety Josh Jones to the active roster last weekend.