Akwasi Owusu-Ansah was drafted in the fourth round of the 2010 draft to be a safety, but now in his second go round with the Dallas Cowboys, he doesn’t much care about what title he has so long as he is on the roster.
The team tried Owusu-Ansah at safety, as a return man and finally, last year, wide receiver. But he was released in late November and picked up by the Jacksonville Jaguars, with whom he appeared in four games. Jacksonvilled released him in May, which cleared the way for Dallas to bring their former draft pick back into the fold.
“This is a place I was drafted. Like I said, I’m comfortable here,” Owusu-Ansah said last month, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “But you’ve just got to find a role. I’m not going to be naive. Whenever the opportunity presents itself, you’ve just got to take advantage of it.”
To be sure, it’s doubtful that Owusu-Ansah will see much action in the Cowboys’ made over secondary should he make the team, but in whatever capacity the team wants to use him in, the Indiana (Pa.) product will be happy.
“When coaches see potential in you, I think it’s a big thing,” he said. “Like I say, I’ve just got to find my role, find my impact, make my place any way.”
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