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Cowboys Sign S Eric Frampton

Frampton will fill the spot left by Barry Church, who is out for the year with an Achilles injury



    The Dallas Cowboys signed safety Eric Frampton on Tuesday, the same day that Frampton was brought in with four other veteran safeties to audition for the spot left vacant by the Achilles injury suffered by Barry Church against the Bucs, which will keep him out for the season.

    Frampton, who spent the last five seasons with the Vikings, won the job over Antwaun Molden, Tyrone Culver, Don Carey and Aaron Rouse.

    “Obviously, you would like a guy who is game-ready to play and knows our system that can play quickly and contribute quickly,” Cowboys’ head coach Jason Garrett said this week, per the Dallas Morning News. “But you’d also like a guy who is young and who can contribute on specials teams when the starter comes back.”

    Frampton certainly fits the mold, there. He recorded 85 tackles on special teams with the Vikings over the past five years, the most by any Viking in that span.

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