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Cowboys to work out veteran cornerback Brandon Boykin

Former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brandon Boykin will work out for the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brandon Boykin will work out for the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday. AP

Per sources, the Dallas Cowboys will work out free agent cornerback Brandon Boykin on Wednesday.

Boykin is a four-year veteran who was released by the Carolina Panthers after in May after signing a one-year deal with the team in March.

He spent the first three seasons of his career with the Philadelphia Eagles before being traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers last year. He has eight career interceptions, six coming in 2013.

The Cowboys, who struck out earlier in free agency with cornebacks Patrick Robinson, Nolan Carroll and Leon Hall, are terming the workout as “just a look.”

How he would fit with the Cowboys is interesting considering the team returns Orlando Scandrick, Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr as their top three cornerbacks.

Scandrick is coming off major knee surgery that signed him all last season but he is well ahead of schedule in his rehab and will be ready to go for training camp.

Claiborne signed a one-year deal to return to the team after a largely disappointing four years, and Carr took a pay cut to return for the final season on his contract.

The Cowboys also have promising young players in Josh Thomas, Terrence Mitchell and Deji Olatoye at the position.

The Boykin workout comes after the team worked out seven players on Tuesday, including defensive lineman Lawrence Okoye, former Texas A&M tight end Nate Askew, linebacker Brandon Hepburn, defensive backs Dax Swanson and Isaiah Frey and offensive tackles Cameron Bradfield and Bryan Witzmann.

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