Reality show participant turned reality show winner turned member of the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad Jesse Holley may soon be promoted to the 53-man roster and given an active role for Dallas on Sundays.
Tim MacMahon of ESPN Dallas noted on Wednesday that Holley practiced with the first team and, though he stipulates that nothing is official as of yet, took the development as a pretty good indication that Holley could step into the roster spot vacated by the recently released Mike Hamlin.
Also supporting this idea is the high praise Holley drew this preseason, for his work both on offense and special teams--the latter of which has been a weak spot for Dallas thus far in 2010. Hall of Fame receiver and creator of “4th and Long,” the show from whence Holley came, Michael Irvin has remained in contact with the UNC product since the show ended last year.
"He's a hard working guy," Irvin said. "Even doing the show, we had guys who did well, but when I was trying to find the right guy, [who] fit the situation, not physically gifted, but fit a situation. The way he practices is always good. That's how he's earned coach [Wade] Phillips' respect. It's not anything I did on the show. I gave him an opportunity, he had to go earn that."
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