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Cowboys claim Corey White off waivers

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys did not want to pay Sterling Moore $1.5 million in 2015, but they were willing to claim Corey White’s similar contract off waivers from the New Orleans Saints.

The Saints cut White on Friday after signing Brandon Browner in free agency. A fifth-round pick in 2012, White started 19 of the 41 games he played for the Saints. He had four interceptions in his three seasons.

The Cowboys have cornerback needs after not tendering Moore, who started seven games in 2014 and helped solidify the secondary with the early suspension of Orlando Scandrick and the season-ending knee injury suffered by Morris Claiborne.

The Cowboys opted not to tender Moore as a restricted free agent. He has already made a visit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Even by adding White, the Cowboys need more cornerback help. Claiborne might not be ready for the start of training camp. Brandon Carr’s roster spot is not assured because of an $8 million base salary and $12.717 million cap figure. They have some interest in White’s New Orleans teammate, Patrick Robinson, but can also look at the draft for more help.