Sport DFW Favorite, Micah Pellerin, Officially Gone from Dallas Cowboys

Sport DFW lost one of their favorite training camp Pet Cats (a Bill Parcels-ism for fringe players who we love to cheer for) in Micah Pellerin this week to the Tennessee Titans.  In training camp he flashed playmaking potential and put up quite the fight for a bottom-of-the-roster kinda guy. At the end of the day, the Cowboys went thin at CB and cut ties with Micah before final rosters were set.

Jul 21, 2013; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys safety Micah Pellerin (31) at training camp at the River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Micah found a spot on the practice squad learning the scheme and some technique while he waited for an opportunity. When Morris Claiborne was first lost to injury, Pellerin got his chance. He played in two very forgettable games before Claiborne returned on Sunday to play the Giants. To make roster space for an additional LB, Pellerin was cut. With Claiborne back he was no longer needed and frankly could use more seasoning. The Cowboys planned to move Pellerin back to the practice squad but he was claimed off of waivers by the Tennessee Titans.

The 6’0” corner was a versatile player to have. He could play either outside CB spot and FS. He wasn’t a standout at either but he did possess excellent intangibles and playmaking skills that raised his overall developmental ceiling.

As reported earlier, the similarly versatile Sterling Moore was signed to the team on Monday. Moore now stands to make an impact in multiple phases of the game including possible safety and special teams play.

The Cowboys will keep an eye on Micah Pellerin and would like to invite him back to the team next season if ever released from the Titans. But the roster move is now official and after reviewing the Titan’s roster situation – chances are slim.

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Topics: Dallas Cowboys, Micah Pellerin, Morris Claiborne, Sterling Moore

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  • SK_Jersey13

    Was very sad to lose Pellerin but am happy to get Moore back, as well as Orie Lemon who was a pet cat for many last year!

  • californy

    I rather they go another route and get player who havent been here.. How about Jason Schepler TE, he a beast of a blocker and can eventually be developed as a Future OG like KC did with Water years ago. In the mean time he can blow up the holes on the OL in the run game, at 64 pancakes blocks at N Illinois University

  • californy

    How about a player like Collin Klein 6-4 4.4 40 speed QB-RB-WR and TE for the boys he had 50 rushing td as a QB for Kansas state. Here are his highlights :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzxTBJ-WdsQ

  • californy

    How about a player like Ras I Dowling he is on the Jets Practice squad. here is his highlight film http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WzGyZvOmJU

  • californy

    How about a player like Sheldon Brown Cb, last year he had 60 tackles and 6 PD. The 6th PD would of led the Cowboys last year and this year

  • JayBout2

    A first year DB learns how to play cornerback in the NFL with “on the job training” in regular season games. That “on the job training” only begins after management has reached a determination (for what ever reason be it draft status, pre season performance, etc.) the player possesses the core requisite skill set to play the position. Pellerin’s performance in five preseason games more than demonstrated he possesses the requisite core skill set to play the position; demonstrated he was ready to commence his “on the job” regular season indoctrination into the NFL at corner. Management decided otherwise electing instead to begin BW Webb’s indoctrination into the NFL. Given BW Webb’s preseason and regular season performance thus far, one can only conclude management’s decision was prompted primarily by Webb’s draft status. Hence, Pellerin was relagated to 22 snaps on defense (the whole of those snaps coming after Webb was benched in the beatdown in New Orleans) before being released. Twenty-two snaps, hardly enough “on the job training” for a first year DB who possesses all of the skills to play the position. Alas, Tennessee and the four other teams placing waiver claims on him, realize Pellerin is ready to continue his on the job indoctrination into the NFL.

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