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Cowboys claim ex-Saints cornerback off waivers

Receiver Dwayne Harris makes a catch in front cornerback Corey White in a game between the Cowboys and Saints last season.
Receiver Dwayne Harris makes a catch in front cornerback Corey White in a game between the Cowboys and Saints last season. Star-Telegram

The Dallas Cowboys claimed cornerback Corey White off waivers from New Orleans on Saturday, according to the league’s transaction wire. The Saints released White on Friday, ridding themselves of his $1.574 million salary for 2015.

The Saints made the Samford product a fifth-round pick in 2012.

He played both cornerback and safety in his three seasons in New Orleans, playing in 41 games with 19 starts. He has four career interceptions, 16 pass breakups, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as well as nine penalties, including two for holding, one for illegal contact and five for pass interference.

The Cowboys needed help at cornerback after deciding not to tender Sterling Moore, a restricted free agent.

Moore, 25, played in every game last season, including seven starts. He had 14 pass deflections and was credited with 49 tackles by the coaches last season.

Dallas might ask Brandon Carr to take a pay cut from his $8 million base salary to reduce his salary-cap number of $12.2, and Morris Claiborne remains a question mark as he rehabs from a serious knee injury.

Charean Williams, 817-390-7760

Twitter: @NFLCharean

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