The Dallas Cowboys got to work after the draft by signing some of the best available undrafted free agents, including a pair of wide receivers. While the Cowboys focused heavily on defense in the draft, the undrafted free-agent list tilts towards the offense.
Former Texas wideout Brennan Eagles is expected to sign with the Cowboys, per Inside Texas’ Justin Wells. Eagles could be teammates with a former rival as the Cowboys signed Texas Tech receiver T.J. Vasher, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
Eagles is a physical receiver at 6’4″, 229 pounds who notched 28 receptions for 469 yards and five touchdowns in nine games for the Longhorns last season. Vasher struggled in 2020 with just 19 catches for 227 yards and two touchdowns. The Texas Tech receiver’s best season came in 2018 when Vasher notched 54 receptions for 687 yards and seven touchdowns.
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Eagles Is Described as ‘an Intriguing Height/Weight/Speed Talent’
Eagles does not have blazing speed which is not surprising given his size running a 4.53 second time in the 40-yard dash, per The Athletic’s Dane Brugler. Eagles’ physical traits make him an intriguing prospect with a nearly 80-inch wingspan.
“A two-year starter at Texas, Eagles lined up as an outside receiver in former head coach Tom Herman’s offense, playing primarily to the field side,” Brugler detailed in his draft guide. “He and Jaylen Waddle were considered the top two receiver prospects in the state of Texas in the 2018 class and emerged as a downfield threat for the Longhorns the past two seasons. Eagles has the natural size and tracking skills to post up defenders downfield. However, he lacks the short-area quickness and route-running prowess to instinctively leverage defenders and uncover. Overall, Eagles is an intriguing height/weight/speed talent, but he needs to mature on and off the field to warrant a roster spot in the NFL. He projects as a practice squad candidate.”
Here is a look at the undrafted free agents that are expected to sign with the Cowboys. It is important to remember this is a fluid situation, and a player can change teams until he actually signs his undrafted rookie deal.
Cowboys Undrafted Free-Agent Reported Signings