The Dallas Cowboys signed tight end Dallas Walker to fill the roster hole left by Kyle Orton, who was recently released.
The Dallas Cowboys recently released backup quarterback Kyle Orton, and they signed tight end Dallas Walker to fill the roster vacancy left by Orton.
Walker went undrafted in 2012 after playing three seasons at Western Michigan University. He did not receive many touches in college, but he made them count by catching two touchdown passes each in 2010 and 2011. He totaled 16 receptions and 102 receiving yards in 32 games as reported by NBC Sports.
The 26-year-old will have stiff competition to face in the Cowboys’ training camp with starter Jason Witten showing no signs of slowing down and Gavin Escobar on the rise. James Hanna is also expected to make an impact for the Cowboys. Walker’s presence gives the Cowboys five tight ends heading into training camp with Jordan Najvar also competing for a roster spot.
Walker had a previous opportunity with the San Diego Chargers when he signed with them in April 2013, but he was released shortly before they finalized their roster for the season. It will be difficult for Walker to make the team, but he may be a prominent practice squad candidate.