With a receiving corps hampered by injuries, second-year safety Akwasi Owusu-Ansah was seen taking snaps on offense last week in practice, a move that Jason Garrett says is a sort of stop-gap measure, as the team’s regular pass-catchers attempt to get back on the field.
"Nothing is permanent, we certainly like [Owusu-Ansah] and what he's done for our football team," Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. "We like having him in the developmental role on our practice roster if you remember when he came out of school, he was a small school guy, he was injured, missed his whole first offseason, missed time his rookie year, so he's really behind and so we like his development as a secondary guy.
"He does have a lot of athletic ability so and when you see that is when you're trying to function in practice, and a lot of times defensive guys have to play offense and offensive guys play defense."
A fourth round pick in the 2011 draft, Owusu-Ansah was released by Dallas following training camp this season and re-signed as a member of the practice squad around a week later. Currently, Kevin Ogletree, Dwayne Harris, Jesse Holley and Laurent Robinson are the team’s only healthy receivers.
Miles Austin has been ruled out for Monday night with a hamstring injury; Dez Bryant is questionable with a thigh contusion.
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