Friday, January 22, 2010
Cowboys keep reality show winner
By Tim MacMahon
WR Jesse Holley, the winner of Michael Irvin's reality show Fourth and Long, impressed the Valley Ranch brass enough to stick around a little longer.
Holley is one of three players the Cowboys signed to their reserve/future list today. The others were WR Manuel Johnson and DE Marcus Dixon. All three spent the season on the Cowboys' practice squad.
This essentially means that the Cowboys have the rights to each player and probably plan to have them on the 80-man roster throughout the offseason and training camp.
Holley was assured only an invitation to training camp when he won the reality show. He's earned the right to hang around Valley Ranch.
In fact, Holley and Johnson (a seventh-round pick last year) were two of the names that came out of Jerry Jones' mouth yesterday when he mentioned that the Cowboys didn't need to draft a receiver in April.
UPDATE: The Cowboys also signed WR Titus Ryan, who worked out for the team today, to the reserve/future list. He spent parts of the 2007 and 2008 season with the Saints and Panthers before playing in the CFL last season.
The complete list of players on the Cowboys' reserve/future list:
Travis Bright, G
Marcus Dixon, DE
Herb Donaldson, RB
Marquis Floyd, DB
Jesse Holley, WR
Manuel Johnson, WR
Titus Ryan, WR
Donovan Woods, LB