Whether it’s because of injury or poor play, or perhaps a combination of both, the Cowboys are adding reinforcements to their secondary. Earlier today it was reported that the Cowboys were adding corner C.J. Goodwin from the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad. With Chidobe Awuzie having ankle issues, that move made some sense, especially since the team only had 52 players on the roster. They had an open spot to fill.
Now comes news that they are adding a safety to the roster in the form of former New York Giant, and current Arizona Cardinal, Darian Thompson.
The Cowboys are signing safety Darian Thompson off the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad, according to a source. He was a third-round pick of the New York Giants in 2016. According to Adam Schefter, the Cowboys are adding cornerback C.J. Goodwin off the Cincinnati Bengals’ practice squad as well.
With the addition of Thompson, the Cowboys will have to release someone off the current active roster to get back down to 53 players. Jeff Heath and Xavier Woods took almost all the snaps in the Texans game on defense, with Kavon Frazier and Ibraheim Campbell mainly limited to special teams duties.
We’ll see if there are any injuries at play here, or if there is going to be a change at the bottom likely involving Campbell. Otherwise, they would be going heavy at safety.
Thompson (6-2, 211) played in 18 games (17 starts) the past two seasons with the New York Giants and collected 82 tackles (67 solo), six passes defensed and one interception. Last season, he started all 16 games at safety for the Giants and finished third on the team with 75 tackles. The 25-year old Thompson entered the league with New York as a third-round selection (71st overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft out of Boise State. He was released by the Giants on September 10.