IRVING, Texas —
At least the Cowboys knew all the names of replacement linebackers on game day. When safety Charlie Peprah — another off-the-street pickup — injured a foot in practice after he’d already dealt with a concussion, the Cowboys brought in Sterling Moore so late on a Friday they barely had a chance to talk to him before putting him on the active roster two days later against Philadelphia.
And then there was Michael Coe, a former New York Giants cornerback who recovered a fumble against Dallas in October before he was released and signed by the Cowboys last week. He was No. 36 before Sunday’s game. He was No. 20 during it.
“We’re battling and peaking,” Romo said. “I said earlier we need name tags. A couple of the guys earlier, I said, ‘Great job No. 20?’ I know his name is Coe now, but there a bunch of guys who just got here that are playing and getting a bunch of minutes.”
At least Romo knows Coe’s name now. Defensive end Jason Hatcher was calling him “a guy from New York” after beating the Steelers. Who’s the cornerback from New York?
“I don’t know,” Hatcher said. “You see what I’m saying?”
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