Safety Charlie Peprah has been inactive for the two games since the Cowboys signed him off the street. But that doesn't mean they are disappointed in the seven-year veteran.
Peprah has played in 69 games, with 26 starts, in his career.
"I think the biggest thing is we feel like from a special teams standpoint, there are some other options that we can have out there [instead of Peprah]," Garrett said when asked why Peprah had been inactive. "He’s learning, and he’s a guy we feel confident in because of his experience in this league and how quickly he’s picked things up that he can go in and play safety for us. But in terms of the depth that we have right there now, we feel pretty good about where we are there. That’s why he hasn’t been active. But he’s certainly making progress and understanding what we’re trying to do. He’s a good player."
Another safety missing in action, Matt Johnson, has lost his rookie season. He has had three hamstring injuries and a back injury since he was drafted in the fourth round out of Eastern Washington. He has practiced little and played none. But the Cowboys still have him on the 53-player roster.
"Hopefully, [he will be back in] a couple of weeks," Garrett said. "We’ve got to be a little bit careful with him, don’t rush him back, because he’s had so many reoccurrences of that thing."
-- Charean Williams