Jesse Holley Signs With New England

Holley spent three seasons in Dallas after winning Michael Irvin's "4th and Long"

The improbable story of Jesse Holley’s NFL career will continue in 2012, but not in Dallas.

The New England Patriots announced on Monday that they’ve signed Holley to a deal, the specifics of which aren’t available at the moment.

Holley joined the Cowboys in 2009 after winning a training camp invite through Michael Irvin’s short-lived reality series, “4th and Long.” He was among final cuts in camp that year but was brought back as a member of the practice squad, where he spent a season and a half before being promoted to the active roster.

In 2011, Holley caught seven passes for 169 yards, including a 77-yard catch and run in week two that set the Cowboys’ up for the victory over the San Francisco 49ers--a play that will stand as the highlight of Holley’s career in Dallas.

After the season, the Cowboys allowed Holley to become an unrestricted free agent by not extending a tender offer to the 28-year-old.

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