IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys have brought back a player that seemingly had a good training camp but has been on the street for the entire season.
Sterling Moore rejoins the Cowboys this week and will likely play against the Raiders Thursday. Once again, cornerback Morris Claiborne has a hamstring injury and is expected to miss the Thanksgiving Day game. [embedded_ad]
To make room for Moore, the Cowboys have released tight end Andre Smith, who has been inactive eight of 11 games this year.
Claiborne had missed two straight games with a hamstring injury he sustained against the Lions on Oct. 27. He returned against the Giants and technically started the game as the Cowboys opened up in nickel. He played the first half but the injury occurred in the third quarter and he did not return.
The Cowboys continued to keep Orlando Scandrick shadowing Victor Cruz all over the field, and B.W. Webb played on the outside, opposite of Brandon Carr.
Moore, who joined the Cowboys last season off the Patriots practice squad, was cut just before the start of the regular season when the team trimmed the roster down to 53 players.
Since Moore was not practice-squad eligible, the Cowboys kept Micah Pellerin on the squad and eventually called him up to the roster two weeks ago. Pellerin was waived Thursday to make room for linebacker Orie Lemon.