For the rest of the week leading up to the Super Bowl, we’ll profile one player a day, each of whom has history with your Dallas Cowboys--and each of whom will appear in the big game either as a member of the Patriots or the Giants. Today, we look at Isaiah Stanback, wide receiver and return man on the New York Giants’ practice squad.
The Cowboys Years: Stanback was drafted by the Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft, out of the University of Washington, where he played quarterback. Dallas quickly converted him to a receiver and return man. He was active for just twn games in his first two seasons with the team, and was released as part of final cuts in 2009.
Since Dallas: The New England Patriots picked Stanback up shortly after he was cut by the Cowboys, and the team intended on making him their practice squad quarterback. However, he was called up to the active roster as a receiver and return man in November of 2009.
Stanback was waived by the Pats in May of 2010, and claimed by the Seahawks in June. Shortly thereafter, he suffered a torn Achilles that would more or less end his tenure in Seattle. He was given an injury settlement in September of last year, and signed to the Giants’ practice squad on November 30.
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