On Monday, the Cowboys signed quarterback Aaron Corp. It’s Thursday, and the Cowboys have cut him.
We don’t know what happened in three days to transform Corp from being worthy of a spot on the 90-man roster to being unworthy of a spot on the 90-man roster. Whatever it was, it happened.
The Cowboys also released another player who was on the team considerably longer than Corp. Defensive tackle Brian Price, a second-round pick of the Bucs in 2010, was waived with the “injured” designation. Which means that Price suffered some sort of injury during offseason practices, since he arrived via a “futures” contract on December 31.
The Bucs traded Price to the Bears for a seventh-round pick last July. The Bears cut Price in early September. He was out of the league all year before the Cowboys took a flier on him once their 2012 season ended.
In hindsight, the move suggests that owner Jerry Jones had been thinking about switching from a 3-4 defense to the 4-3 for a while, given that Price has played defensive tackle in a four-man front. Something he’ll never do for the Cowboys.