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Network: Cowboys sign Super Bowl winning safety Peprah
via Blue Star Ranch:
The Cowboys have agreed on a deal with veteran safety Charlie Peprah. Predominantly a strong safety, Peprah has 26 career starts to his name in a six year career spent predominantly at the Green Bay Packers.
Peprah, from nearby Plano, Texas, heads home to the Dallas Cowboys who have struggled this season with injuries at the safety position. The Cowboys have lost Barry Church for the season with a torn achilles and rookie Matt Johnson, who the team have very high hopes for, has suffered his third hamstring injury of the year.
The ex-Packer worked out at the Cowboys facility two weeks ago with fellow safety Eric Frampton. The deal has yet to be made official by the league, but expect Peprah to be added for the 53 man roster in time for the visit of the New York Giants.
In arguably his best season last year, Peprah started 14 games with 65 tackles, 10 pass deflections and an impressive 5 interceptions. He even topped it off as the Packers leading tackler in their 31-25 victory in Super Bowl XLV.
Although Peprah was the weakest link within the 2011 Packers secondary, the versatility of the Alabama grad will appeal to the Cowboys front office. A tailback in High School, Peprah played cornerback in college until eventually moving to starting strong safety in his junior year.
See below for his CBS draft analysis coming out of college in 2006:
Peprah is a good eighth man working in the box, showing a knack for always being around the ball. He gets a good jump coming out of his backpedal, taking no wasted steps in transition. Peprah can run, hit and change directions when playing in space. He shows no hesitation attacking ballcarriers at the line of scrimmage. Peprah compensates for a lack of blazing speed by taking proper angles to the ball. He could use more bulk on his frame to prevent the offensive linemen from washing him out of the play, but he knows how to use his hands effectively to keep blockers away from his body.