The Cowboys have reportedly added some depth in the defensive backfield.
According to Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com, the Patriots dealt cornerback Justin Green to the Cowboys for defensive tackle Ben Bass on Tuesday.
A first-year pro from Illinois, the 23-year-old Green appeared in two regular season games in 2013 for New England. Green (5-11, 195) is listed as the Patriots’ third-string left cornerback on the club’s latest depth chart.
Bass (6-5, 294) was a reserve defensive tackle for Dallas. The 24-year-old Texas A&M product has appeared in two NFL regular season games, both in 2012.
The Cowboys will be without key cornerback Orlando Scandrick for the first four games of the regular season due to an NFL suspension. Green adds to their options at the position, and he also could be called upon to help on special teams.