Going into his second NFL season, Cowboys quarterback Jameill Showers’ workload is changing a bit.
It’s not that Showers is moving positions—he arrived at Valley Ranch from UTEP as a quarterback and he’s still a quarterback. But as a member of the practice squad a year ago, he did double duty as a special teams player, special teams work being key to making an NFL team for less than highly-touted prospects.
This year, Showers won’t have to work on special teams. Instead, the Cowboys want Showers to focus on his development as a quarterback.
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“We feel and believe, and Jameill does as well, that quarterback is the position for him,” Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan told the team’s official website. “It’s hard to be able to compete at quarterback if you’re not doing it full time. That’s the logic behind it. He’s done a nice job out here and he’s got a year in the system, so it helps him to have a little bit of a leg up.”