The roster will be a revolving door over the next four-to-six months.
When it comes to the off-season, teams will get to 90 players and will sign and cut players on a regular basis. Looking for that hidden gem, the Cowboys will search for someone that can come in and contribute to this football team immediately.
Cowboys make a couple roster moves as they approach the 90-man roster!
Dallas has signed Jason Thompson, a former safety in college. Thompson was originally recruited to Wyoming as a quarterback but made the move to safety while at Utah (via Cowboys Wire).
At 6-foot-2, 208 lbs., Thompson has decent size to play safety in this league. However, it will be his skills that make or break his career in the NFL with the Cowboys. Thompson signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent but would eventually be part of their final cuts.
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During his time in college, Thompson was named a captain by his coaches. His former coaches believe he is a coach’s dream. His willingness to learn at all levels gives him a chance to catch on with somebody.
“He’s a coach’s dream, as far as being team-first and I’ll-do-whatever-you-ask-me-to-do,” said Scalley. “And he’ll do it 100 percent. You look at his notebook — copious notes. It’s about all the little details, and that’s why you can trust him.”
This is one of many moves we will see over the next few months. The Cowboys hope to find that one player to grab the coaches attention. By doing so, coming in as a camp body and becomes a contributor during the regular season.
Welcome to the roster and good luck in your journey of making the active roster come September!