The Dallas Cowboys have signed cornerback Trayvon Mullen as they continue to strengthen their secondary. The Cowboys lost starting corner Anthony Brown for the rest of the season, with the 29 -year-old having torn an Achilles tendon in Week 13.
Mullen was claimed off waivers from the Arizona Cardinals by Dallas late Wednesday.
“The Cowboys claimed Trayvon Mullen off of waivers from the Cardinals — former 2nd-round pick of the Raiders in 2019,” DallasCowboys.com’s Patrik Walker tweeted. “On the heels of signing MacKensie Alexander to join Kendall Sheffield on the practice squad, Dallas adds more CB depth in wake of injuries.”
Mullen, who was a star at Clemson, was drafted by the Las Vegas Raiders during the second round of the 2019 NFL draft. He displayed impressive pace at the NFL combine, running the 40-yard sprint in 4.46 seconds and recording a vertical of 34.5 in.
The corner is also cousin to Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, whom he said he speaks to daily during a 2019 interview.
“We’ve played against each other since we were five years old,” Mullen told the Greenville News back then. “Youth football, middle school and we continued to play against each other in high school. He was always a freakish athlete, always made a lot of big plays. Everything he’s doing now he’s done all of his life.”
Mullens started for the Raiders in his first three seasons, with his best coming in 2020, when he made 64 tackles, 14 pass deflections, and two interceptions in 16 appearances.
He was traded to Arizona this August, in exchange for a seventh-round pick, and played eight games for the Cards, who waived him on December 10.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.