ALLEN PARK — Chris Greenwood is gone before Lions fans ever got a chance to see what the cornerback could do.
Greenwood was signed off the Lions practice squad by the Cowboys, per a report from DallasCowboys.com.
Practice squad players first pass waivers, then are available to any other team. This is how the Lions got running back Joique Bell — they signed him off the Saints’ practice squad.
Greenwood, who attended Detroit’s Martin Luther King High School, was a fifth-round draft pick in 2012 out of Albion.
He was injured in rookie camp after the draft and was out for his rookie season. Greenwood, a 6-foot-2 corner, participated in training camp this summer but couldn’t crack the 53-man roster.
He made his Lions’ debut in the preseason game on Aug. 22.
Greenwood flew to Dallas Tuesday night and passed his physical, per Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com.
Greenwood is the second pick from the Lions’ 2012 draft who is no longer with the team. The Lions cut Ronnell Lewis (fourth round) at the end of training camp.