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Owusu-Ansah Set For Practice Debut

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Owusu-Ansah Set For Practice Debut

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Akwasi Owusu-Ansah will take part in a Dallas Cowboys practice for the first time since being selected in the fourth round of April’s draft on Wednesday.

A safety from division II Indiana (Pa.), Owusu-Ansah missed all of organized team activities and mini-camp while recovering from shoulder surgery and, most recently, was bothered by a mild hamstring injury. He can play cornerback and safety, but will most likely be used as a safety in Dallas.

Owusu-Ansah was limited to running sprints during mini-camp, and has spent most of training camp studying film with secondary coach Dave Campo. He drew praise from head coach Wade Phillips earlier in the summer for his eagerness in the film and meeting rooms, but there’s little doubt that emerging on the practice field at the Alamodome for the first time will provide a different sort of learning experience all together for the rookie.

Owusu-Ansah said recently that he’s more excited than nervous for his first NFL practice.

"I'm not nervous or anything," Owusu-Ansah said, per the Dallas Morning News. "I'm just ready to be out there. I'm excited. I signed my contract and I'm like officially a Cowboy now and try to get better personally and help the team."

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