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December 03, 2012

Moore, former SMU player, makes Cowboys' debut 2 days after joining team

 

Cowboys defensive back Sterling Moore, signed Friday off the New England Patriots’ practice squad, made his Dallas debut in Sunday’s 38-33 victory over Philadelphia despite having been in town for barely more than 48 hours. Moore, a former SMU player, said he received his Cowboys’ playbook at approximately 7 p.m. Friday night and has been studying it almost non-stop ever since.

“They gave me a list of plays to know and I’ve pretty much been going through those lost of plays every night until I fell asleep,” said Moore, who had the game-clinching interception in the Patriots’ end zone that sealed last year’s playoff victory over Baltimore.

Moore took the field briefly during Sunday’s game.

“They put in a new call for me,” Moore said. “Basically, it was supposed to be on third down and long. 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.”

_ Jimmy Burch

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