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Jason Garrett On Parnell Signing: "He's An Excellent Athlete"

The Dallas Cowboys signed tackle Jermey Parnell on Thursday

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    In a move lost in all the pre-draft excitement, Morris Claiborne selection etc., on Thursday, the Dallas Cowboys signed reserve tackle Jermey Parnell to a three-year deal--and Jason Garrett, for one, sounds pretty happy about the signing.

    “We like him a lot and we let a number of veteran tackles who were backup options go last year because we felt so good about him,” Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas.

    “He’s a young player. He’s got all of the physical abilities that you want. All the measurable you want. He’s a big, long-armed, with outstanding feet. He’s an excellent athlete. He was a college basketball player, so he has that background, but he’s learning football. The thing we like about him maybe as much as anything else is he has all the measurables, all the athletic ability, but he works very hard. He’s committed to being a great player. When you have that ability and have that approach, you see improvement almost on a daily basis. So we’re excited about him and feel like he has a chance to develop into something we want as a tackle on our football team.”

    A 25-year-old Ole Miss product, Parnell made stops in New Orleans and Miami before coming to Dallas. He was first picked up by the Saints as an undrafted free agent.

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