IRVING, Texas - The Cowboys players have the day off on Tuesday but it's always been a good day for the staff to evaluate free agents who could potentially help the club at the bottom of the roster.
The team brought in six players Tuesday for an early-morning workout, including three cornerbacks.
The Cowboys looked at Ryan Steed, Junior Mertile and Peyton Thompson in the workout. All three were in training camps this summer and released near the end of August.
The club also worked out defensive tackle David [embedded_ad] Carter and wide receivers Jamar Newsome and Dwight Jones.
Newsome was recently cut by the Chiefs after spending last year on their practice squad. Jones was with the Texans last year but decided not to play last year for personal reasons.
Carter was a sixth-round pick of the Cardinals in 2011 but was cut on Aug. 30.
As for the cornerbacks, Steed (Steelers), Mertile (Giants) and Thompson (Falcons) were all waived in the final cuts.
The Cowboys have just four corners on the roster, including Morris Claiborne who didn't start last week because of a shoulder injury that appeared to be re-injured in the Chiefs game. The Cowboys might be looking for a fifth corner to add to the game-day roster this week.