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Cowboys Giving Sterling Moore Looks in the Slot

Longtime slot corner Orlando Scandrick has been suspended for the first four weeks of the season

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    Cowboys cornerback Sterling Moore will get a chance to step into the slot corner position with Orlando Scandrick suspended for the first four games of the season, and he plans on sticking close to Scandrick to prepare him for the opportunity.

    "Obviously it's a big opportunity for me, but I think the biggest thing is letting there be no drop off," Moore said, per ESPN Dallas. "Right now I'm just looking to Orlando for advice, any tips he has. He has played the inside corner for six years no, so he's going to have a lot of insight there for me."

    Head coach Jason Garrett believes Moore has the makeup to be solid in the slot. Now, it’s a matter of getting the fourth-year SMU product as many snaps as possible going into the regular season.

    "I think (instincts) matter everywhere, but you could make an argument the nickel position is a very instinctive position," Garrett said. "Oftentimes that guy will be a blitzer off the slot or he's covering in man and covering in zone. It's a little bit different from outside in that you're playing inside and you've got guys inside of you and guys outside of you. It's different from being out there on an island as a corner. You're in a little bit more of the traffic, so just a feel and an instinct matters. But he demonstrates, really when he plays inside and outside, he's just a good football player."

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