Undafted rookie running back Phillip Tanner has made the team. So sayeth Jerry Jones, anyway, and when Jerry goes out on a limb like that before the official roster cut-down (which will be Saturday), we’re inclined to believe him. Because he’s the boss man.
“It’s a blessing, but once it’s official I’ll rejoice,” Tanner said Thursday night, following the Cowboys 17-3 loss to the Dolphins in Miami, per ESPN Dallas. “This is just the preseason and we lost the game, so it’s disappointing. There’s still a lot of work to do.”
Tanner, a graduate of Dallas Kimball, ran for 128 yards on 24 carries this preseason. After going undrafted in April, the Middle Tennessee State product signed with the Hartford Colonials of the UFL. When the league announced that it would be suspending operations due to financial issues in July, though, Tanner joined the Cowboys.
On Thursday, Tanner ran for 28 yards on six carries.
“I feel like I took advantage of my opportunities,” Tanner said. “I worked every day trying to get better at every aspect of my game and finish every play.”
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