Cowboys worked out 17 players

IRVING, Texas -- The Cowboys had a busy Thursday, working out 17 players after practice, including tight end Harry Flaherty, the nephew of head coach Jason Garrett, passing game coordinator/tight ends coach John Garrett and assistant director of pro scouting Judd Garrett.

Flaherty went to training camp with New Orleans and can also be a long snapper.

The workouts were in part designed to scout players to sign to “futures” contracts for 2012 once the season ends, but several players have NFL experience.

Cornerback Phillips Adams recorded an interception in New England this year, where he was a teammate of tight end Rob Gronkowski, whose brother Chris played fullback for the Cowboys last year. Defensive end Baraka Atkins played for Seattle, San Francisco, Denver and Pittsburgh and has two sacks to his credit.

Safety Kareem Moore was cut this year by Washington after the Redskins decided not to activate him off the physically unable to perform list. He was with the Redskins from 2008-10. Defensive back Kevin Payne intercepted four passes for Chicago in 2008 and has played for St. Louis and Carolina. Wide receiver Dominique Ziegler, a Baylor-ex, played two years in San Francisco before injuring his knee last year.

The other players to workout were: QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, WR Rod Harper, G Cord Howard, NT Travis Ivey, RB Jeff Link, WR ZaVious Robbins, LB Brashton Satele, DT Adrian Taylor, RB Rendrick Taylor and CB Donovan Warren.