In our ongoing effort to find the occasional bright spot to take from an otherwise ugly loss to the Arizona Cardinals, we present you the case of Jesse Holley. Holley’s story--his winning Michael Irvin’s reality show for an invite to camp, making the practice squad, then being promoted to the active roster, etc--is well documented, so we won’t rehash it any more than we already have here.
But Holley has flourished this year, in the very few opportunities he’s had on offense (he’s become a mainstay on special teams). “Mr. 4th and Long,” as he’s dubbed himself on Twitter, has seven catches this year--six of them have resulted in first downs, and two of these came down the stretch in the Cardinals game last Sunday.
Really, this is just another chapter in what’s been a nice story thus far. It might also be reason enough for Jason Garrett and Tony Romo to call Holley’s number a bit more often moving forward--particularly when in need of a first down.
“Jesse does what he always does, comes in and makes a play when he gets a chance,” receivers coach Jimmy Robinson said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Made two nice catches. Couldn’t be prouder of him. He’s right there when you need him.”
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