Trying to bolster their vast receiver depth, the Dallas Cowboys are including the USFL’s prime participant.
The Cowboys signed USFL Most Helpful Participant KaVontae Turpin on Thursday.
Turpin, 25, had a breakout displaying within the USFL as a receiver and kick returner for the New Jersey Generals.
The USFL chief in receiving yards (540) on simply 44 receptions, Turpin additionally led the resurrected league in yards after catch (316). Turpin had 4 receiving touchdowns, the league’s solely punt return for a rating and a league-best 15.3 yards per punt return.
Turpin performed 4 seasons at Texas Christian College and can now look to earn a spot on his first NFL roster.
“The factor that jumps out is he’s dynamic with the ball is in his palms,” Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy mentioned Thursday, per Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning Information. “I feel he’ll have a extremely good alternative right here.”
McCarthy added that Turpin has “some Tony Pollard-like traits” and shall be used extra within the return sport.
Dallas’ receiver room is at present led by CeeDee Lamb and consists of Michael Gallup, who’s on the bodily unable to carry out listing, James Washington, rookie Jalen Tolbert and a number of others who shall be competing with Turpin for a spot on the ultimate 53.
The Cowboys launched fullback Nick Ralston in a corresponding transfer.