Dallas Cowboys: Jerry Hughes

Report: Ex-Cowboys linebacker arrested

July, 17, 2011
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According to a report on WFAA.com, former Cowboys linebacker Stephen Hodge and current Indianapolis Colts defensive end Jerry Hughes were among three former TCU football players arrested early Sunday for suspicion of public intoxication at a downtown Dallas nightclub.

Cory Grant, a two-year starter for the Horned Frogs who was a senior last season, was also arrested, according to the report.

Hodge was a sixth-round Cowboys draft pick in 2009 but never played for Dallas because of knee injuries. The team reached in injury settlement with Hodge in November 2010.

Hughes was a two-time All-American for TCU and was a first-round pick by the Colts in 2010. He appeared in 12 games as a rookie, making six tackles.

TCU's Hughes prepared for another move

February, 27, 2010
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Jerry Hughes made a dramatic position change after arriving at TCU, moving from running back to defensive end. He doesn’t anticipate any problem if he’s asked to make another position change in the NFL.

“Wherever they ask me to play, I’ll be more than happy to play,” Hughes said when asked about the possibility of becoming a 3-4 outside linebacker.

Hughes, who stands a fraction under 6-2 and weighs 255 pounds, resembles a pair of stocky, speedy pass-rushers who have been dominant in 3-4 schemes. He certainly doesn’t mind the comparisons to Pittsburgh’s James Harrison and Denver’s Elvis Dumervil, but his favorite player is Indianapolis’ Dwight Freeney, who has racked up 84 sacks in eight seasons as a defensive end in the Colts’ 4-3 scheme.

Hughes, who added 55 pounds during his TCU career, said he’s comfortable playing in space. However, he understands that the reason he could go as early as the second round is because of his ability to blow by offensive tackles.

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