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Thursday, September 27, 2012
Familiar foe helps Eric Frampton

By Todd Archer

IRVING, Texas – If something were to happen to one or both of the Cowboys’ safeties Monday against Chicago, then Eric Frampton would be pressed into service after just six days with the team.

Frampton, who spent the previous five years in Minnesota primarily as a special teams’ player, signed with the Cowboys on Tuesday after a workout with four other players.

“Coming in here as far as the playbook, it’s very similar in terms of the scheme and some of the techniques,” Frampton said. “I think the biggest thing for me would be learning the terminology and locking into that. Once I get that down, putting two and two together, I’ll be fine.”

The Cowboys will need Frampton to play a big special teams’ role. And he knows all about Chicago’s Devin Hester, who has 29 kick and punt return touchdowns in his career, from his days of playing in the NFC North.

“They play great special teams, so I’m familiar with that,” Frampton said. “I know kind of what I have to do to get prepared for that game.”