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Friday, January 28, 2011
Cowboys future focus: Kenwin Cummings

By Todd Archer

Future Focus
KENWIN CUMMINGS

Position: Linebacker
Height: 6-3. Weight: 250
College: Wingate
How acquired: Signed off New York Jets practice squad.

Kenwin Cummings
Kenwin Cumming has had experience playing for a Ryan, just not Cowboys new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Cummings played for Rex Ryan with the New York Jets.
What he did in 2010: Cummings was active for only two games and played solely on special teams. He was credited with one tackle. He was nearly pressed into action Dec. 19 vs. Washington because of injury but Bradie James was able to return.

What to look for in 2011: He was with the Jets for parts of three seasons and, if Rob Ryan runs a similar scheme than his brother Rex, then he could a regular backup and special teamer. Does Keith Brooking return? Will the team re-sign Leon Williams? The more numbers at the position, the more it hurts his chances but he does possess the size and strength you like in 3-4 inside linebackers.

Quotable: He is a physical two-down type of linebacker because he is limited in his range. He looks to have some instincts and can find the ball. He has some thump and plays with toughness. – NFC scout.

Bryan Broaddus’ Scout’s Eye: It’s pretty hard to get feel for this guy but I think he’s going to play on all four special teams. I thought he did a pretty nice job seeing how the play developed and them working to get into position to try and make a play. He used his hands pretty well and showed some awareness. Just watching him on special teams I don’t know if he runs well enough to be a regular contributor on defense.