It seemed like some kind of April Fool's joke on Wednesday when the Dallas Cowboys announced they'd signed a raw, yet talented defensive end/tight end from England who has played just five games of American football in his life.
But it was no prank.
The Cowboys, indeed, did sign Efe Obada, who played five games with the London Warriors of the British American Football Association National Leagues, helping lead the Warriors to the league's title with an 8-0 record.
The 6-6, 255-pounder could be a pass-rushing defensive end or a tight end and has been working with former Cowboys intern coach and Warriors defensive coordinator Aden Durde in preparation for looking to get to the NFL.
"This is a dream," Obada told NFL.com. "It's amazing and life-changing. It's a major turning point in my life and feels like a movie."
Obada will ditch his job as a warehouse worker in London to head stateside with a goal of making the Cowboys roster and joining defensive lineman Jack Crawford as a Londoner playing for America's Team.
"This could be it — I can change my life," Obada said. "This is unreal — this doesn't happen to people like me. I've never even been outside of London since I arrived in the UK."