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Cowboys' Search to Upgrade Roster Turns to Former Eagle Boykin

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    NFL Notes: Panthers cut former Eagle Brandon Boykin

    The effort to erase 4-12 never ends. So the Cowboys’ revolving door at Valley Ranch is in full motion.

    Coming off their worst season since the infamous 1-15 campaign in 1989, the Cowboys continue to search for upgraded talent wherever possible. The draft. Trades. Free agency. And, yep, even the scrap heap.

    Dallas brought in seven players on Tuesday for look-see workouts, and later this week will give a tryout to former Eagles’ cornerback Brandon Boykin.

    He had six interceptions in Philadelphia in 2013, but was traded to the Steelers last year. Cut there, he signed with the Panthers in March but was again released when Carolina decided to rescind their franchise tag on star Josh Norman.

    When he was good, Boykin was above-average playing the slot. He’s likely a long-shot, especially considering Orlando Scandrick should be full-speed for Cowboys’ camp next month.

    The Cowboys also worked out defensive backs Dax Swanson and Isaiah Frey, offensive tackles Cameron Bradfield and Bryan Witzmann, linebacker Brandon Hepburn, tight end Nate Askew and defensive lineman Lawrence Okoye, a former British Olympian who has bounced around in the league since 2013.

    A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.