Friday, October 11, 2013
Jakar Hamilton ready for a call up
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys have a roster spot open with the Tuesday release of veteran safety Will Allen.
If they want to go position for position with the swap, then rookie Jakar Hamilton would be the obvious choice to be called up from the practice squad. Hamilton has not been told he will get the call up to the 53-man roster, but there has been a hint it will come.
“I’ve been getting reps in with the regular team on special teams, so I’m guessing it looks that way,” Hamilton said.
With injuries on the defensive line -- Edgar Jones (groin) and Jason Hatcher (stinger) -- and at linebacker -- Justin Durant (groin) -- the Cowboys could go elsewhere to fill the vacancy.
The move has to be made by 3 p.m. Saturday in order for the player to be eligible for Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins.
“I’m super ready, more than ever ready,” Hamilton said. “I think me coming to practice every day on the practice squad has made me work harder each and every day to get better with the reps I get.”
Following the Cowboys’ Sept. 22 win against the St. Louis Rams Hamilton was named the scout team player of the week.
“When they call my name, ‘Jakar, we need you to play this on kickoff, play this on punt return, kickoff return, on offense, on defense,’ I’m pretty much doing it all,” Hamilton said. “I’m working to show the coaches I can do this on the field as well.”