Raymond Radway came maybe three seconds away from making the Dallas Cowboys 53-man roster as an undrafted free agent in 2011, but suffered a fractured leg in the final seconds of the team’s preseason finale against the Miami Dolphins, a heartbreaking injury considering (a) the timing and (b) the unlikely road he had taken to get to that point. In camp with the team again this year, Radway was unable to make much of a push for a roster spot.
But Radway is back at Valley Ranch after signing a practice squad deal on Monday, giving the speedster from Abilene Christian University new life in the NFL, and, Radway hopes, an opportunity to stick around a little longer than he did in his first and second go-rounds.
“It was heartbreaking then (in 2011) and it was even more heartbreaking this year when I got cut, but once those things happen you can’t get down on yourself,” Radway said, per ESPN Dallas. “You’ve got to stay focused and I’m looking to stay longer than I did the last time.”
As for the leg he broke in 2011, Radway is finally beginning to feel confident on it.
“It feels the same, but I have more confidence coming in and out of my breaks now,” Radway said. “It’s not me hesitating to stop on that leg and think about re-injuring it or not. Now I’m just going full go and letting the leg do what it can.”
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