Sunday, May 11, 2014
Cowboys add college free agents
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys were busy after the draft, agreeing to deals with more than 20 college free agents, including Baylor tight end Jordan Najvar.
In a spread offense Najvar didn’t get many opportunities, catching 35 passes in three years, but he has an NFL frame at 6-foot-5 and 256 pounds. The Cowboys have only three tight ends on the roster in Jason Witten, Gavin Escobar and James Hanna. The Cowboys also reached a deal with Illinois tight end Evan Wilson.
The Cowboys also added Baylor running back Glasco Martin and Texas A&M running back Ben Malena, who took part in the Cowboys’ Dallas Day workout. He starred at Cedar Hill before going to A&M. The Cowboys also agreed to deals with defensive linemen Chris Whaley (Texas) and Davon Coleman (Arizona State) who were among the team’s national visitors.
The Cowboys drafted players from Northern Illinois (Ken Bishop), Baylor (Ahmad Dixon) and Iowa (Anthony Hitchens), and also added players as free agents from those schools.
The Cowboys also added the following players: Dustin Vaughan, QB, West Texas A&M, Ryan Smith, S, Auburn, Josh Aladenoye, OT, Illinois State, Joe Windsor, DE, Northern Illinois, Dontavis Sapp, LB, Tennessee, Ronald Patrick, OG, South Carolina, Jarrod Pughsley, OT Akron, Cody Mandell, P, Alabama, Marvin Robinson, S, Ferris State, Keith Smith, LB, San Jose State, Brian Clarke, OG, Bloomsburg, J.C. Copeland, FB, LSU, L'Damian Washington, WR, Missouri, Andre Cureton, OL, Cincinnati, Casey Kreiter, LS, Iowa, Jocquel Skinner, CB, Bethel, Chris Boyd, WR, Vanderbilt.