Cowboys considering Ogletree for return duty

November, 12, 2009
11/12/09
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IRVING -- The Dallas Cowboys are strongly considering making another change at kickoff returner.


Undrafted rookie receiver Kevin Ogletree is splitting time with Felix Jones as the primary kick returner during practice this week. Jones has been the primary kick returner most of the season, but he's averaging only 20.9 yards.


Ogletree returned kickoffs in the overtime win over the Kansas City Chiefs, when Jones was sidelined by a sprained knee. Ogletree averaged 23.5 yards per return, fumbling the ball out of bounds on one of them.


Veteran Allen Rossum, one of the most productive return men in NFL history, was signed to fill the role. However, Rossum pulled his hamstring on his first return in the Oct. 25 win over the Atlanta Falcons and has not played or practiced since.


Ogletree, who was inactive five of the first six games, has earned a role in the offense. With 4.36 speed, he's one of the fastest players on the roster. He's displayed his explosiveness on three quick screen passes the last two games, gaining 57 yards.

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