Damontre Moore: 5 Things to Know about the New Cowboys Defensive End
The Cowboys added depth at pass rush by signing homegrown product Damontre Moore, a free agent defensive end, to a one-year contract. Here are 5 Things to Know about Damontre Moore!
Moore has 11 brothers & sisters and has returned to Texas A&M in previous NFL offseasons to pursue his degree in communications with minors in sports management & agricultural leadership. He would be the first member of his family to graduate college.
The Cowboys are Moore’s hometown team. He was born in DeSoto (just 15 minutes south of downtown Dallas), played high school football in Rowlett (20 minutes east of downtown), and college football for the Texas Aggies. He grew up in DeSoto with Aggie teammate Von Miller, the Super Bowl MVP pass rusher of the Broncos.
Upon signing his 1-year deal with the Cowboys earlier this week, Moore tweeted: “Thank you @dallascowboys for giving me the chance to fulfill a childhood dream. #homecoming”
A pass rusher and guy whose first name starts with Da, Damontre’s nickname is obviously DaMonster. His instagram account is damonster98 and you can find him on his Twitter account where he lists Damontre DaMonster Moore (@tmoore94).
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Moore is only 24 years old, yet has been in the NFL for four seasons. He left Texas A&M after his junior year and was drafted by the NY Giants in the 3rd round of the 2013 NFL Draft when he was only 20 years old. A projected 1st round talent, his draft stock fell because of a poor workout at the NFL Combine.
Moore played 3 seasons for the Giants (2013-2015) but was released late in the 2015 season for violating team rules after a reported scuffle with a teammate. Since then, he’s had short stints with the Dolphins, Raiders and Seahawks. Moore worked out for the Cowboys during 2016 Training Camp but wasn’t signed. He spent part of last season with the Seahawks. Now that he’s got a contract with the favorite team from his childhood, he’s determined to make the most of his opportunity and fulfill the potential that once had scouts drooling.