Cornerback Sterling Moore is one of those guys. You know, one of those guys that Bill Belichick likes, but not loves. The guy who seems to get cut, signed again, only to cut again, or demoted to and from the practice squad at the coach's will.
His latest capacity a day or so ago was as a Patriots practice squad member, which left him exposed for another team to come in and take him away.
The Patriots did it earlier this season when it plucked tight end Michael Hoomanawanui off the Redskins' practice squad.
The Dallas Cowboys signed Moore Friday, according to agent Jordan Woy:
Happy to welcome @sterlingmoore to the Dallas Cowboys. Ex SMU star come back to Big D.
— Jordan Woy (@JordanWoy) December 1, 2012
As he said, Moore returns to familiar territory in Dallas, having played college ball at SMU.
Moore had his ups and downs as a Patriot, but will best be known knocking the ball out during what would've been a sure Lee Evans TD in the AFC Championship game vs. Baltimore. The Pats would've never made it to the Super Bowl without his heads up play.
Moore came into the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Oakland Raiders in July 2011. He joined the Pats later that season and had two interceptions, including one for a touchdown, in 6 games.