UFA QB Hoping to Catch On - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Blue Star
The center of the Dallas Cowboys universe

UFA QB Hoping to Catch On

Nick Stephens was signed by Dallas shortly after the 2012 season



    After failing to catch on with either the Tennessee Titans or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012, former Flower Mound and Tarleton State quarterback Nick Stephens is looking to catch on with his hometown Cowboys. Stephens has been with Dallas since shortly after the season ended, which could help his chances.

    "It was a pretty big advantage to have signed when I did and get a jump on things," Stephens said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "I feel like I've taken advantage of it up to this point. There is always so much more to learn, and it's not just learning it, but it's putting it together on the field. That's probably the most difficult part. You can sit down and draw them a million times, but until you get on the field and look everyone in the eyes and repeat this long play to them, that's when it gets ticked up a notch."

    Last year, after cutting former fourth rounder Stephen McGee, Dallas opted to carry only two quarterbacks, Tony Romo and Kyle Orton. Obviously, Stephens would like to change this, but for now, he’s just focusing on improving as a football player.

    "I don't think anyone would go into a situation thinking it wasn't a good opportunity," Stephens said. "But at this point, all I'm doing is I'm just trying to be the best I can be. I'm trying to learn from Tony [Romo] and Kyle [Orton] and Coach [Wade] Wilson and Coach Garrett. They're doing a phenomenal job teaching all of us. I'm just trying to put it all together."

    Stay on top of the latest Dallas Cowboys news with NBCDFW.com. Follow NBC DFW on Facebook or have breaking Cowboys news sent directly to your phone with Blue Star SMS alerts. Text "bluestar" to 622339 (NBCDFW) to subscribe, text HELP for more info, and text STOP to end the subscription. Message and data rates may apply.Read more about it here.