Dallas Cowboys: Jarrod Pughsley

Cowboys add offensive tackle

May, 22, 2014
May 22
IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys signed offensive tackle Darius Morris and waived/injured guard Jarrod Pughsley on Thursday.

Morris is the second player to sign with the club in two days after performing well on a tryout basis in last weekend’s rookie minicamp. Cornerback Tyler Patmon was signed Wednesday after safety Marvin Robinson was waived/injured.

Morris went to camp with the Houston Texans in 2011. He was a two-time All-MAC selection in 2009-10 while at Temple.

Pughsley, who received a $5,000 signing bonus as an undrafted free agent, suffered a torn biceps that will require surgery. If he clears waivers, he will revert to injured reserve.
IRVING, Texas – After losing a handful of players to minor injuries on Friday’s practice, Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett scaled back Saturday’s session.

“We just want to make sure the numbers were right,” Garrett said. “We could’ve functioned in practice today and pushed them through it but felt it was better just to make sure we got the quality work in.”

The two practices on Friday were 75 minutes long. Saturday’s sessions were 45 minutes long and conducted without helmets at more of a walkthrough tempo. Rules prevent teams from putting pads on until training camp in July.

In a span of five plays the Cowboys lost cornerback Jocquel Skinner, running back Josh Harris and tackle Darius Moore to injuries. In the morning, defensive tackle Maurice Couch, who was in camp on a tryout basis, was hurt early on. Guard Jarrod Pughsley and Skinner did not take part in Saturday’s practice. Harris was able to work. The Cowboys added Texas defensive end Reggie Wilson as a tryout player on Saturday.

Garrett acknowledged there is a difference in players being in shape for individual workouts leading up to the draft than getting ready for a fast-tempo practice.

“Most of the guys who were draftable players and who we signed as free agents handled the work well,” Garrett said. “Some of the other guys not as well. … We don’t want to strain the numbers if guys are not ready to go or not 100 percent.”

Garett said the plan is to put the players through a more intense practice on Sunday.

CB gets Cowboys' top undrafted bonus

May, 15, 2014
May 15
IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys have not been shy in giving larger than normal signing bonuses or guaranteed money to undrafted free agents, but their 24 signings totaled $66,500 and no guaranteed money in base salaries.

Tarleton State cornerback Dashaun Phillips, a Duncanville, Texas, native, received the largest signing bonus at $7,500. Missouri wide receiver L’Damian Washington received $7,000 to sign. Running back Glasco Martin did not receive a signing bonus.

In 2012, the Cowboys guaranteed guard Ronald Leary $214,000. Last year, the Cowboys guaranteed linebacker Brandon Magee $70,000 and paid out a $10,000 signing bonus to Jakar Hamilton.

Here is the remaining breakdown of signing bonuses:

QB Dustin Vaughan, West Texas A&M
DT Chris Whaley, Texas
OL Jarrod Pughsley, Akron
OL Josh Aladenoye, Illinois State

WR Chris Boyd, Vanderbilt

OL Andre Cureton, Cincinnati

TE Evan Wilson, Illinois

FB J.C. Copeland, LSU
RB Ben Malena, Texas A&M
S Marvin Robinson, Ferris State
P Cody Mandell, Alabama
LB Keith Smith, San Jose State

S Ryan Smith, Auburn
OG Ronald Patrick, South Carolina
OG Brian Clarke, Bloomsburg
TE Jordan Najvar, Baylor
LS Casey Kreiter, Iowa
CB Jocquel Skinner, Bethel
DE Joe Windsor, Northern Illinois
DT Davin Coleman, Arizona State

LB Dontavis Sapp, Tennessee