Jesse Holley was disappointed that the Dallas Cowboys opted against re-signing him as an exclusive rights free agent, but he remains in talks with Dallas and is confident that, if not the Cowboys, another team will pick him up and give him a shot.
“I expected for them to at least sign me back,” Holley said of Dallas, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “So it was a blow. But it’s nothing personal. It’s a business. So you go with that.”
For the first time since earning a training camp spot with Dallas by winning Michael Irvin’s reality show “4th and Long,” in 2009--which he parlayed into a spot on the practice squad--Holley began 2011 on the active roster and appeared in all 16 games. Altogether, he had seven catches for 169 yards, including a 77-yard reception in week two against San Francisco that would set up the game-winning field goal.
“I’m pretty confident that some way, somehow, a team will like me enough to bring me in and give me a fair shot,” he said. “So I’ll go with that and work my way up the ranks again like I have before. I’ve never been a stranger to hard work or having the odds set against me.”
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