The Dallas Cowboys quietly signed cornerback Corey White off of waivers earlier this month, and though the move won’t make any headlines, head coach Jason Garrett is excited to see what White can do.
A Samford product, White was drafted in the fifth round of the 2012 Draft by the New Orleans Saints. In three seasons with the Saints, he appeared in 41 games, starting 19, and recorded 125 tackles, a sack, 15 passes defensed and four interceptions.
In that time, White played some safety as well as cornerback, and this versatility is a significant part of what Garrett likes about the 24-year-old.
“He has a lot of physical traits. He has played as a corner. He has played inside in the nickel. He potentially could be a safety for us,” Garrett told the team’s official website. “We just want to get him in here and see where he is--a lot of things to like about him. A lot of physical ability in a 24-year-old kid.”
White was waived by the Saints on March 13, and the Cowboys brought him into the fold shortly thereafter.
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