But after a week of Cowboys training camp, the team cut ties with him and released Pool on Monday. The move can't be classified as a surprise considering Pool failed his initial conditioning test and was beaten out for the safety job by Barry Church.
Pool signed a one-year contract worth over $1 million in March but the guaranteed money of the deal, which is what truly matters, was just $100,000. That told you right there that Pool wasn't a lock for the 53-man roster.
The Cowboys secondary was a major concern entering the 2012 offseason but they've shored things up by adding Brandon Carr in free agency and drafting Morris Claiborne.