With training camp rosters being expanded from 80 to 90 this year, Jerry Jones is reportedly ready to bring in upwards of 25 undrafted free agents this offseason, and, as it always does in the days after the NFL Draft, the process has already begun.
The most notable signing thus far was that of Memphis guard Ronald Leary, who might have been a mid-round pick, but fell out of the three-day draft due to concerns about knee issues, which some scouts believe could shorten his career. That aside, owner Jerry Jones believes Leary’s talent makes the gamble well worth it.
“It’s about how long he can play,” Jones said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “That’s why he fell to where he fell. ... The coaches think he might be the readiest to come in here and help us more than any offensive lineman.”
The other UFA signings, per sources in contact with ESPN Dallas, include South Florida RB Darrell Scott, UNT RB Lance Dunbar, SMU WR Cole Beasly, Texas A&M CB Lionel Smith, Arkansas CB Isaac Madison, NC State TE George Bryan, Penn State TE Andrew Szcrerba, Prairie View A&M DE Adrian Hamilton, Abilene Christian DE Aston Whiteside and Michigan S Troy Woolfolk.
Cowboys’ rookie mini-camp is set for next weekend at Valley Ranch.
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