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TE Farr Relishes Sudden Opportunity

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SAN ANTONIO - AUGUST 06: Helmets of the Dallas Cowboys during training camp at the Alamodome on August 6, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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DajLeon Farr was signed to the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday. Tonight, he’ll be one of two healthy tight ends on the field for Dallas, as they battle the Oakland Raiders at Cowboys Stadium.

To say that Farr’s workload will be heavy might be an understatement. The Cowboys aren’t going to keep Jason Witten, the other healthy tight end, in for more than a few series, and the newcomer (and some fullbacks) will be charged with picking up the slack. And my what slack there is.

Martellus Bennett has been ruled out for Thursday with a nagging sprained ankle; Scott Sicko will sit out with a concussion; Kevin Brock was released when the team signed Farr and, regardless, he was struggling with an ankle injury of his own. John Phillips, of course, will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL.

But Farr, who was released by the San Diego Chargers earlier in the month, relishes the opportunity, baptism by fire and all.

“Tonight I’m going to go in, phone off, no Facebook,” Farr said after practice Tuesday. “I’ve got to get this done, this is the opportunity of a lifetime. It’s a great franchise, great team.”

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Related Topics DajLeon Farr, Jason Witten
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