Sterling Moore a fast learner

ARLINGTON, Texas – Early Friday morning Sterling Moore had an idea he would be leaving New England’s practice squad and joining the Cowboys’ active roster. By the end of the night he was learning a few of his new team’s defenses.

“Crazy few days,” Moore said.

With just a Saturday walkthrough, Moore made his debut on Sunday against Philadelphia and was on the field for some of the biggest defensive snaps of the game. He even helped on a tackle.

“They put a new call in for me,” said Moore, the SMU-ex. “And basically it was supposed to be on third and long. It didn’t come up until later in the game but that was the one play they were counting on me to shut down the tight end.”

Because of injuries in the secondary, the Cowboys will need Moore possibly to play a big role in the sub packages. The Cowboys won’t have Orlando Scandrick for the rest of the regular season with a hand injury. Charlie Peprah is expected to miss at least one more game with a foot injury.

Moore can play safety and cornerback

“Honestly I don’t know how much playing time I’m going to get,” Moore said. “I’m just going to try to come out here and in any way possible help the team either on special teams or on defense. The big thing is mastering the plays they give me to learn.”