Over the next week or two, we’ll be taking a look at some of the Cowboys’ undrafted free agent pick-ups, so that you, the fan, can get to know them a little better. As far as undrafted free agents go, they might end up getting cut, never to be heard from in Dallas again. Then again, they might turn out to be the next Miles Austin or Tony Romo, in which case you can laugh at your friends and scoff, “I’ve known about that guy since back in ’11, when he was just an undrafted training camp hopeful.” Which is always fun.
Our first UFA is Alex Albright, a defensive end out of Boston College who the Cowboys hope can transition to outside linebacker under the tutelage of coaches Rob Ryan and Matt Eberflus, as well as starters DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer.
Albright has turned many a head thus far in camp by, well, being everywhere. We mean, he’s not omnipresent, like a deity, but sometimes it seems like he is. As ESPN Dallas’s Todd Archer wrote in a recent post, “Rarely has a practice gone by in which Albright has not made a play either with a sack, tipping a pass or being stout against the run.”
Albright is currently behind Ware and Brandon Williams on the depth chart. Cowboys fans--and, for that matter, coaches--will get their first chance to see him in action on Thursday night when the Cowboys host the Broncos in the preseason opener.
“It’s a pretty good learning curve going from defensive end to outside linebacker but I’m excited about the challenge,” Albright said. “The way Coach Ryan and Coach [Eberflus] have really been helping me along with DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer, it’s been a good experience so far.”
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