Frank Walker gets job done

September, 19, 2011
9/19/11
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IRVING, Texas -- Frank Walker didn’t make a tackle on Sunday. He didn’t have a pass breakup either, but he played a large role in the success of the Cowboys’ defense just six days after joining the team.

“This was the plan,” Walker said after the game. “I knew I was going to be in there.”

Walker was the third cornerback with Alan Ball working the slot in passing situations. Bryan McCann had handled the No. 3 role in the season opener at the New York Jets once Orlando Scandrick went down with an ankle injury.

The Cowboys signed Walker, a nine-year vet and former teammate of coach Jason Garrett, on Tuesday and threw him into the fire after just three practices. Walker was among Tennessee’s final cuts and watched the opening week.

“It was a beautiful thing,” Walker said. “I knew a week ago I was going to play here because they contacted my agent. I guess when they freed up a spot they brought me in. No rust. No rust. Ready. I worked out every day during the week I was out. No rust.”

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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