As reported at DallasCowboys.com the Cowboys added two defensive backs today. DeAngelo Willingham was claimed off waivers from the Tampa Bay Bucs and Jeremy Haynes was also picked up.
Willingham was cut by Tampa Bay following its last preseason game. He played cornerback and safety in college at Tennessee.
Haynes played at wide receiver his first two years at McNeese State before moving to cornerback. He was cut by the Titans during training camp.
It’s clear both positions were in need of depth.
Cornerback Depth Chart
Terence Newman, Mike Jenkins, Orlando Scandrick, Alan Ball, Mike Mickens
Safety Depth Chart
FS – Ken Hamlin, Courtney Brown, DeAngelo Smith
SS – Gerald Sensabaugh, Pat Watkins, Michael Hamlin
Class of 2009
No. 69 (third round) – OLB Jason Williams – Western Illinois – Out 4-6 weeks
No. 75 (third round) – OT Robert Brewster – Ball State – Out for the Season
No. 101 (fourth round) – QB Stephen McGee – Texas A&M – Out 3-6+ weeks
No. 110 (fourth round) – OLB Victor Butler – Oregon St.
No. 120 (fourth round) – DE Brandon Williams – Texas Tech – Out For the Season
No. 143 (fifth round) – CB DeAngelo Smith – Cincinnati
No. 166 (fifth round) – S Michael Hamlin – Clemson – Out 6+ weeks
No. 172 (fifth round) – K David Buehler – USC
No. 197 (sixth round) – S Stephen Hodge – TCU – KNEE (due back this week)
No. 208 (sixth round) – TE John Phillips – Virginia
No. 227 (seventh round) – CB Mike Mickens – Cincinnati
No. 229 (seventh round) – WR Manuel Johnson – Oklahoma