The Cowboys have signed playoff hero cornerback Sterling Moore off the Patriots’ practice squad, his agent posted on Twitter.
Moore, 22, was an undrafted free agent out of SMU signed by the Patriots in 2011. He played in six games in the regular season, collecting two interceptions, one a pick-six, and making eight tackles. But his most notable play came in the AFC championship game last year, when he knocked the ball away from Lee Evans of the Baltimore Ravens on the potential game-winning touchdown.
This year, he had played in eight games as a nickel corner and had a fumble recovery, but he had been slowed by a knee injury. The Patriots released him four weeks ago but re-signed him to the practice squad.
His agent, Jordan Woy, posted to Twitter on Friday night: “Happy to welcome @SterlingMoore to the Dallas Cowboys. Ex SMU star come back to Big D.”
Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley, also a former SMU player, posted a congratulatory message.
The Cowboys did not announce the signing.
-- Carlos Mendez