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December 03, 2012

Cowboys' new corner gets a play put in for him, helps make a fourth-down stop in fourth quarter

The newest Cowboy, cornerback Sterling Moore, had 48 hours to get ready for his first game in Dallas, but he said he got a play put in just for him.

“Basically, it was supposed to be on third down and long,” he said. “It didn’t come up until later on in the game, but that was the one play they were counting on me to shut down the tight end.”

Moore got two snaps in the regular defense. He got credit for a shared tackle with Morris Claiborne on the Eagles’ fourth-and-13 play coming out of the two-minute warning in the fourth quarter, helping stop tight end Brent Celek for a 10-yard gain.

It wasn’t much action, but for not having a playbook in his hand until 7 or so on Friday night, it was not bad. The Cowboys announced Saturday morning they had signed him off the Patriots’ practice squad. His agent tweeted Friday night that the former SMU player was coming to the Cowboys.

“I heard I was coming here in the morning on Friday, like around 9,” Moore said. “My flight was at 11:40. I was at the facility out there in New England. I really just drove home, threw some stuff in a bag and was on my way.”

Once he got his playbook, that’s all he looked at.

“They gave me a list of plays to know, and I’ve pretty much been going through those plays every night until I fell asleep,” he said.

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez

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