Wide receiver Andre Holmes spent two seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, in 2011 and 2012, mostly on the practice squad. On Thursday, he lit his former team up, going for 136 yards on seven catches.
Holmes’s performance on Thanksgiving Day left Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones wondering if the team didn’t give up on Holmes prematurely.
“That was the practice squad Andre we were counting on the following year,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said about Holmes’ performance Thursday, per the Dallas Morning News. “We’ve seen him do that and have seen it a lot and a matter of fact, Tony [Romo] was talking about, ‘Man, we’ve got a receiver who is just outstanding and he’s probably going to be one who can help us.’ But when we got him out there and got him in the group, we didn’t see that. I guess we were just a little impatient, but he sure could get it.”
Despite the loss, Holmes admitted it felt good to put on such a display in front of his former teammates.
“If I had a calendar, I check [this day] because I wanted to come here and play well in front of a team I had played for,” Holmes said. “A lot of the [Cowboys] came over and said, ‘Good job.’ It felt good.”
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