Alex Albright making a name for himself
He is putting himself in the mix for a roster spot and will get a chance to impress Thursday vs. Denver.
While many fans wanted the Cowboys to sign Boston College’s Mark Herzlich when the lockout was settled, Dallas wanted to convert Albright from defensive end to outside linebacker.
“That’s a wonderful story,” defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said of Herzlich’s battle back from cancer, “and I like that young man over there, but I like 47 a whole lot better.”
Rarely has a practice gone by in which Albright has not made a play either with a sack, tipping a pass or being stout against the run.
“It’s a pretty good learning curve going from defensive end to outside linebacker but I’m excited about the challenge,” Albright said. “The way Coach Ryan and Coach [Eberflus] have really been helping me along with DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer, it’s been a good experience so far.”
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