Thursday, September 13, 2012
LeQuan Lewis could make NFL debut Sunday
By Calvin Watkins
IRVING, Texas – Cornerback LeQuan Lewis has never played in an NFL game. But it appears that will change Sunday when the Cowboys take on the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2.
The Cowboys signed Lewis on Wednesday to beef up the secondary and give them some help on special teams.
"I'm very excited about being active," Lewis said. "It's a long road for me. This is my fourth team (and) I think I finally found a home. I'm not going to get comfortable just being here. I want to make an impact to make sure I stay and make sure that reaper don't come back after me."
Lewis was signed by the Jets on August 15 but was released from their practice squad Tuesday.
It's the second time the Cowboys have signed a cornerback who played for Jets coach Rex Ryan, defensive coordinator Rob Ryan's brother. Last year, the Cowboys signed Frank Walker.
"After playing for Rex and seeing his brother, I'm basically in the same place but with a different logo," Lewis said. "They're both jokers and good people and I really like coach Rex. I appreciate what they're doing for me."
Lewis worked on all the special teams units with the Jets and that was attractive to the Cowboys, who like speedy, physical players that can get down the field.
If Lewis is active, he will mainly get snaps on special teams.
"Special teams, I think I can get real familiar with that," he said. "There's no thinking with that, you just go down there and make plays."