Cowboys work out 9, including ex-Eagle

The Cowboys worked out nine players at Valley Ranch on Tuesday, including former Eagles safety Quintin Demps, a San Antonio native.

Also on the list is center/guard Eric Ghiaciuc, tackle Xavier Fulton, cornerback Ross Weaver, safety De'von Hall, cornerback Geoffrey Pope, running back Alphonso Smith, fullback Alex Daniels and running back Quinn Porter.

Demps is the most intersting name of the bunch because of his ability to play free safety and return kicks. In two seasons with the Eagles, Demps averaged 25.3 yards per return, including a touchdown in 2008.

In 2009, Demps was competing with Macho Harris for the starting job at free safety but didn't get it.

He played in nine games last season and was waived before the start of the 2010 season.

Several of the players who worked out have NFL experience, and Ghiaciuc has played with five NFL teams.