The Cowboys have acquired cornerback Justin Green from the Patriots in exchange for defensive tackle Ben Bass, according to Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com. The Cowboys, of course, recently lost starting cornerback Orlando Scandrick to a four game suspension.
Green, who stands at 5’10” and 200 pounds, came to the Pats as a UDFA and was mainly on the practice squad but also enjoyed a two-game stint on the active roster. Green will join stable of cornerbacks including Brandon Carr, Morris Claiborne, Sterling Moore, B.W. Webb, and Terrance Mitchell, until Scandrick returns in Week 5. Claiborne and Carr are the presumptive starters at the two primary cornerback spots. The 23-year-old began his collegiate career as a running back before coaches asked him to apply his speed to the cornerback position starting in his sophomore year.
Bass, 25 in October, has been hobbled with hamstring issues and hasn’t practiced much in training camp with the Cowboys this season. The defensive tackle/end first made the Cowboys’ roster in 2012 as an undrafted free agent from Texas A&M who played two games as a rookie. Last year, injuries cost him his entire season and he spent all year on the injured reserve.