Is there a role for Jamize Olawale?

August, 19, 2012
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SAN DIEGO – Raise your hand if you had Jamize Olawale scoring the Dallas Cowboys’ first touchdown of the preseason.

Olawale probably wouldn’t raise his hand either. His last touchdown came at El Camino Junior College. His last rushing touchdown came in high school.

With 8:32 left in the second quarter, Olawale, a wide receiver at North Texas turned fullback with the Cowboys and moved to tailback because of injuries in training camp, bulled his way into the end zone from 2 yards with some serious help from the offensive line.

For a team that scored just five rushing touchdowns in 2011, it was a good thing.

At 6-foot-1, 238 pounds, Olawale is the Cowboys' biggest runner, but there’s still a long way to go before he makes it on the final roster.

“I think they’re trying to evaluate me and see where I fit,” Olawale said. “Any place I can fit on the team, I’m going to try to give 100 percent every play. However I can help the team, I’m down to help.

He did make one mistake after he scored.

“My brother told me to keep the ball and I forgot,” Olawale said. “In the moment I don’t know what I did with the ball.”

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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