On Thursday the Dallas Cowboys signed wide receiver and kick return extraordinaire KaVontae Turpin, a former star at TCU and the USFL's Most Valuable Player.
Turpin has never taken a snap in the NFL. He has yet to take part in team drills for the Cowboys.
But when Mike McCarthy looks at the former TCU receiver/return specialist, he’s reminded of someone else.
“He has some Tony Pollard type traits, I think, from an offensive perspective,’’ the Cowboys head coach said Thursday.
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The Cowboys have signed the USFL’s Most Valuable Player. Turpin passed his physical and took part in the team’s individual drills before working off to the side.
Turpin’s ability as a returner drove the decision. The club’s desire to lessen CeeDee Lamb’s responsibilities in that department and the departure of Cedrick Wilson in free agency made this a need.