2021 NFL Draft: Cowboys Undrafted Free Agent (UDFA) Tracker

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K.D. Drummond
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Over the years, the Dallas Cowboys have done an outstanding job in the second phase of the draft process. Once all 256 picks are made, spread across seven rounds, the race to secure prospects who weren’t selected begins.

The undrafted free agents (UDFAs) can often times take a draft from mediocre to good or from good to outstanding. The Cowboys entered draft weekend with a relatively full roster of 73 players. If the Cowboys leave Day 3 with their allotted six selections, they will have just six available roster spots to fill. Of course, the club can always release players to make room for newcomers and if the way they approached Day 2 is any indication, the current staff is none too enamored with holdovers at the bottom of the roster.

Dallas has had their share of UDFA success stories, with of course the most famous being Eastern Illinois’ Tony Romo in 2003. Upon his retirement, Romo essentially holds every major Cowboys passing record.

Other stars such as WR Miles Austin, slot WR Cole Beasley and K Dan “Split’Em” Bailey were UDFA additions. Barry Church and Ron Leary were UDFAs who earned the Cowboys fourth-round compensatory picks after leaving Dallas and getting great deals elsewhere.

On the current roster, right tackle La’el Collins and TE Blake Jarwin are both projected starters for the 2021 season.

2021 Cowboys Draft Class Player Hubs

Micah Parsons | Kelvin Joseph | Osa Odighizuwa | Chauncey Golston
Nahshon Wright | Jabril Cox | Josh Ball | Simi Fehoko
Quinton Bohanna | Israel Mukuamu | Matt Farniok

Teams start contacting potential UDFAs during the draft’s sixth and seventh rounds, gauging interest from their agents should the player go undrafted.

As always, this list will be populated based on reports of players being signed. Often times, this works out but sometimes the team is left at the alter like a few years ago with Thomas Rawls out of Central Michigan.

Incidentally, some reports will be misinterpreted by the person reporting. Players are often invited to rookie minicamp (either next weekend or the one following) and then announce they’ve been signed by the team.

Who will be part of this year’s crop for Dallas? We’ll cover them all right here.

Check back often as this list will be continuously updated!

Position

Player

School

Source

RB

Brenden Knox

Marshall

Patrik Walker, CBS Sports

WR

Osiris Mitchell

Mississippi State

Matt Zenitz

LB/S

Tyler Coyle

Purdue

Justin M

TE

Artayvious Lynn

TCU

Aaron WIlson

WR

Brandon Smith

Iowa

Clarence Hill, Jr.

RB

JaQuan Hardy

Tiffin

Draft Diamonds

LB

Anthony Hines

Texas A&M

Patrik Walker

WR

Brennan Eagles

Texas

Inside Texas

WR

TJ Vasher

Texas Tech

Patrik Walker

OL

Braylon Jones

Houston

Patrik Walker

ATH

Nick Ralston

Louisiana

Patrik Walker

TE

Nick Eubanks

Michigan

Dan Ruppert

DE

Austin Faoliu

Oregon

Aaron Wilson

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