After the Cowboys had completed their cuts yesterday the roster sat at 52, one below the maximum. Today, the Cowboys filled that roster spot by claiming safety Marvin White off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals. Per the DMN:
White (6-1, 205) was a fourth-round pick in 2007 out of TCU. He started 10 games last season before suffering a torn ACL.
You could consider this a White-for-Roy Williams trade.
White was a vicious player in college, and racked up a lot of tackles and interception for TCU his senior season, and is best known for a devastating hit on a Texas Tech receiver in 2007. He carried over his big hit tendencies and was fined for a big blow to James Jones in a preseason game last year.
Paraphrase from Cincy Jungle: White is a Roy Williams clone, and not in a good way. He's horrendous in pass coverage and always goes for the big hit, usually sacrificing a sure tackle in the process. While he showed promise in college, the Bengals were disappointed he never could get things going in the pros before being sidelined by a torn ACL and MCL. He ruptured both in the first quarter of a loss against Baltimore, and continued to play the rest of the game before being diagnosed with the injury.
Practice squad named after the jump.
G Travis Bright
QB Rudy Carpenter
TE Scott Chandler
FB Julius Crosslin
DE Marcus Dixon
WR Jesse Holley
WR Manny Johnson
CB Mike Mickens
CB/S DeAngelo Smith was claimed by the Browns.
Here's the aforementioned big hit against Texas Tech: